From its enticing aromas to its lingering finish, our 2008 Chardonnay brims with delicious fruit expression. Swirl the wine in the glass to fully release the aromas; you'll find them reminiscent of citrus, apple, pear and nectarine, with just a hint of floral and spice. These fruit notes reappear on the palate, enhanced by crisp, balanced acidity and a silky texture. Lightly chill this fruit-forward wine to sip with friends as you relax after work. Or pour it with seafood or cheese appetizers and grilled chicken or fish. We love our Chardonnay's bright, balanced flavors with rich, creamy dishes, like lobster bisque or angel hair pasta tossed with cream and smoked salmon.
We immediately pressed the Chardonnay grapes and added yeast to begin a long, cool fermentation. The fermenting juice developed a wonderful array of aromas and flavors that resemble other fruits—part of wine's magic. Partial oak fermentation added toasty vanilla tones while keeping the wine fruit focused.