Crisp aromas of Golden Delicious apples paired with the satisfying richness of rice pudding.
This vintage is the first Chardonnay produced under winemaker Tina Mitchell. and her talent for crafting balance and intensity are readily apparent. The fruit was sourced from high Atlas Peak in Napa Valley, as well as the cool and foggy Carneros region.
Bottled June 2005.
100% barrel fermented.
Aged surlies for 9 months in 50% new French oak.
The balance of this wine makes it a supple pairing with everything from summer seafood salads to even richer dishes such as lemon risotto.