Artistic expression is the window to a person’s soul. Since Joshua Klapper began making wine in 2005, La Fenêtre – French for The Window – has been the expression of his art: winemaking. As with any great art, this wine begins with respect for tradition. That means starting with world-class vineyard sources that have the perfect combination of soil, climate, and sustainable farming practices and it extends to the minimally invasive winemaking techniques that have been used for centuries. Picked early at the perfect balance of potential alcohol, acidity, and complexity our fruit is handled gently and allowed to mature for many months in small barrels before arriving at your table.
The 2008 vintage seems to be very forward and giving. Open right now, it is showing a delicate balance of fruit, spice, minerality, and acidity. Strawberry essence, red cherry, lilac, and mint on the entry the mid-palate continues with a dense and syrupy texture. The finish is mineral, with a hint of toasty oak and savory spices.
The ripest of the three 2008 single vineyard Chardonnays in terms of fruit, this wine exhibits tropical notes like pineapple and grapefruit. Balanced with bone dry acidity and a touch of new French oak this wine is built for the long term and should age gracefully for 5-10 years.