Brilliant straw in color, the 2009 Chardonnay is full-bodied and offers up
layered aromas of red and green apple, pear, vanilla bean, blossoms and lemon
meringue. The palate delivers balanced structure and palate-cleansing acidity
alongside bright fruit flavors backed by intense notes of caramel, toffee, spice
and toasty oak. The smooth, rich finish is lingering and wraps up with hints of
butter and toast thanks to malolactic fermentation and sur lie maturation.
This ripe, full-bodied Chardonnay will complement dishes like fish prepared in
lemon butter, pasta in cream sauce, and similar luscious fare.