McHenry Hohnen Calgardup Brook Vineyard Margaret River Chardonnay

Just inland from the coast, Calgardup Brook Vineyard is the source of the most elegant and focused of McHenry Hohnen’s 2012 chardonnays. It’s a consummately honed and restrained Margaret River style that present balanced layers of rich white peach and crunchy grapefruit, subtle complexity of wild barrel fermentation and neatly integrated notes of roast cashew nut French oak. Poised and persistent, it derives focus from a fine backbone of bright acidity. $32 at Edinburgh Cellars (2011), $37 at WineSeek (2012).