A full bodied wine with true varietal characteristics, hints of pear, kiwi, citrus, and apricots, and delicate undertones of oak and tropical fruits. The body of the wine is rich and supple, filling the mouth with flavors. The true nature of Spring Mountain Chardonnay comes through in the mineral character, more reminiscent of a classic Mersault than your typical California Chardonnay.
Barrel fermented, 20% new French oak, 40% one to three year old French Oak and 40% stainless steel. No malolactic fermentation. Aged surlies for 4 months, stirred twice a week.