This wine is introduced by heady aromas of brioche, lilac, white cake, green melon, mint and subtle white pepper.
On the palate, its bright acidity and clean, crisp fruit is counterbalanced by an unctuous yet airy mouthfeel. In contrast to our Napa Valley Chardonnay, it is fuller bodied while still exhibiting restraint and great varietal character.
Our Vintner Select Chardonnay is hand-harvested, gently pressed and then settled for 24 hours.
Bottled: June 2016
Racked to French oak barrels, 25% new, for fermentation; a partial malolactic fermentation of approximately 30% follows.
Fermentation: 25% New French Oak, 75% Neutral French Oak.
This wine was aged “sur lies” with weekly stirring for six months.
Cooperage: 25% New French Oak, 75% Neutral French Oak.