It entices at first sniff with aromas of tropical fruits (pineapple, guava and papaya) that give way to deeper hints of French oak.
The mouthfeel is a soft, supple embrace. A focused and refreshing finale, complete with a pronounced umami finish.
This Chardonnay features a complete expression from beginning to end. This vintage marked the first year in which the winemakers used Hyde Vineyards Chardonnay; the fruit from this famed Carneros vineyard contributed the focused and refreshing finale.
Bottled June 2013.
100% barrel fermented.
Aged surlies for 8 months in 65% new French oak.
Pairs well with seafood paella and shrimp tacos.