Aromas of peach & orchard flowers, preserved lemon, honeycomb and water chestnut to a full-bodied, vibrantly rich palate of nectarine, apricot and pineapple with subtle hints of butterscotch and candied pecan.
Drinking beautifully now and will age gracefully through 2023 under ideal cellaring conditions.
Each vineyard is hand harvested and the grapes cooled overnight. Most lots are whole cluster pressed. The riper fruit is de-stemmed into the press for about 12 hours of skin contact before extracting the juice. Free and press run juices are separated and settled for up to 36 hours. A variety of fermentation yeasts are used to enhance complexity. Using 100% French oak barrels that are complementary to the fruit character, fermentations are long and cool. This wine is 100% barrel fermented. Some barrels undergo partial or complete malolactic fermentation to add palate richness. Barrel aging is 16 months. Barrels are stirred bi-weekly to build a full and creamy texture. The final blend is composed of 21% new French oak barrels with the balance in 2nd & 3rd fill barrels and provide a layered and complex Chardonnay.