Brimming with citrus, pears, lush floral notes and a touch of butter. It’s a very well-balanced wine with great texture, intense fruity aromatics and ample acidity.
A focused lemon hue to its core, this Chardonnay bursts with concentrated aromas of ripe apple, lemon zest, and baking spice. On the palate, supple flavors of red apple skin, lemon meringue and juicy pear layer harmoniously with chalky minerality and focused acidity.
Late summer vegetables such as red peppers, corn, butternut squash, and pumpkin.
Salmon fish cakes and fish pâtés and lightly cooked shellfish such as crab and prawns.
Mild poultry and pork dishes with asparagus.
Risottos, cream-based vegetable soups, rich sauces and other dishes with a silky texture.
Story of the Wine
The fruit for our Chardonnay is grown in vineyards between the Russian River and the Sonoma Coast. The coastal influence provides the right balance of acidity, texture, softness, and length. Fruit is harvested by hand at night and is immediately taken to the winery for gentle pressing. The juice is transferred to both neutral barrels and new barrels after settling overnight to start its fermentation. The wine is then aged in neutral barrels and stainless steel tanks for 11 months before going to bottle.