TASTING NOTES: Aromas of oak and butter from malolactic fermentation and oak aging are almost overpowered by the concentration of floral, mandarin orange and wet stone minerality as the wine opens up. Fresh orange citrus flavors and a pleasing acidity make this an easy wine to pair with lighter fare.
WINEMAKING NOTES: 100% Chardonnay. For this wine we combined two different harvests from the same vineyard, both picked at different ripeness levels, go get the best of both worlds in this wine. We harvested some of the grapes at only 21 brix for a crisp and leaner style. We harvested the rest of the grapes slightly overripe for a fruity and more lush style. We fermented the two lots separately for primary fermentation, then blended them together for a perfect balance and put the wine in barrel to age and undergo malolactic (secondary) fermentation together as the wine aged.
FOOD PAIRING: Butternut squash soup or roasted winter squash. Shaved fennel and citrus salad with cranberry vinaigrette and arugula. Soft cheeses. Corn chowder. Fleshy white fish.
AGING: Aged in 100% new American oak for 18 months.
129 cases produced