Aromas of luscious mangos, pineapple and a hint of orange blossom.


This warm-barrel aging also contributed to the rich smooth texture and a crème brûlée finish.

Growing Conditions

This vintage’s fruit came from the sunny Russian River Valley in northern Sonoma, and contributed to the wine’s tropical characteristics. The wine was barrel-aged at room temperature because the Chardonnay tunnel had not yet been completed.


Bottled 2004.


100% barrel fermented.


Aged surlies for 9 months in 70% new French oak.

Food Pairing

This Chardonnay pairs beautifully with seafood ceviche or grilled ahi tuna and pineapple tomatillo salsa.