This classic Russian River Chardonnay combines the richness of sweet cream, praline and baking spices with crisp, ripe apple and pear notes and a hint of toast. A pleasing minerality in the finish balances a round, generous mouthfeel. finish.
This versatile Chardonnay pairs readily with a variety of foods including fresh fruit, lighter pasta, poultry and seafood.
The grapes for this wine were whole cluster pressed to preserve fruitiness and texture. After a short settling period, the clear juice was racked to French oak barrels for fermentation. The wine was aged on the fermentation lees for five months with intensive stirring to re-suspend the lees and make a rounder, more complex wine.