The broad spectrum of aromas of this classic Chardonnay include green apple, pear, white peach, honeydew melon, citrus and tropical fruit, and baked apple pie. A floral note of honeysuckle permeates as well. The oak expression frames and highlights the aroma profile, giving it a bit of lift and a hint of meringue, but it remains an understatement. The palate entry is supple and sweet but vibrant and clean, moving quickly from juicy green apple, pear and ripe white peach into complex citrus flavors and a touch of tropical fruit. Good weight and density are countered with crisp linear acidity, which is in turn balanced by a subtle oak sweetness. The long duration of this wine rounds off with fresh lime and juicy peach.
Enjoy this Chardonnay with grilled fish, raw oysters, sushi, roasted chicken and other white meat preparations, or just a summer evening among friends.
This barrel-fermented white offers moderate acidity and well-integrated oak, with rich, layered flavors of apple pie, peach and melon. Lush in style, the full-bodied palate lingers on baking spice notes.
Fruity, with a savory cut to the open-textured ripe white fruit and spice flavors, showing marzipan and hazelnut accents on the finish. Drink now. 5,935 cases made.