The wine opens with spice driven aromas of nutmeg and toasted pine nuts with a strong undercurrent of custard derived from extended lees contact. As the wine breaths, aromas of lemon zest, cider apples, and oak spice begin to emerge. The palate is focused, and framed by a taut vein of acidity that carries the wine to a mineral laden finish. This wine has the structure to evolve beautifully in the bottle for several years to come.
bright, bold acidity of this classic Chardonnay style lends itself to many food choices. As a contrast, it works well with rich texture and flavor (such as a creamy butternut squash soup) essentially
cutting through and tempering the richness of the food. This wine also works well with sweet shellfish, and, given the acidity, some oyster and mussel preparations.