As one of the benchmark Chardonnays from California, this 2018, like in previous vintages comes from unique blocks of the Hudson and Hyde Vineyards in Napa’s Carneros AVA that have been vintner/winemaker John Konsgaard’s since his first vintage in 1996. The 2018 "bursts from the glass with bold notes of warm peaches, spiced pears and applesauce with hints of candied ginger, honeycomb and lime cordial. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has electric intensity, with a refreshing line of racy acid cutting through the tightly wound stone fruit and spicy layers, finishing long and honey laced." A significant aspect of the Kongsgaard Chardonnay signature develops in the second year of barrel aging on the lees. This technique, which John imported from Burgundy long ago, sculpts the dazzling finish, which those familiar with Meursault will admire.