An elegant, smooth style of citrus flavors and tropical fruit. Toasty oak from the barrel fermentation adds complexity to the pear and apple underpinnings. Crisp, lively acidity complements the rich flavors to keep it in balance.The oak barrel fermentation is especially evident in the smoothness of the lingering, harmonious finish.
Wine Maker Notes
According to Winemaker Ed Moody, the fruit stands out even more with this vintage while it is still intensely complex. The 2000 Chardonnay was made to show off the fruit and spice of the grape which is complemented with barrel fermentation and a balanced barrel aging program using new and aged American oak.
100% Chardonnay.100% malolactic fermentation.100% barrel fermentation.100% barrel aged, American oak.
Alcohol 13.30%/Total Acid 6.5 g/LpH 3.40/Residual Sugar 1.6 g/L