The Carneros blend is full of what makes Carneros Chardonnay distinct. Regional aromas of grapefruit, ripe bananas, and pineapple are balanced with those of yeast, honey, vanilla, toasted coconut, and pie crust. Flavors of ripe tropical fruit, toasted oak, and yeast are suspended within a structure that is rich and lengthy. This is not a delicate wine by any means. Pair the 1997 Carneros Chardonnay with lighter pork or veal dishes, any fish or fowl, root vegetables and gratins, or any creamed pasta dishes.