This Chardonnay immediately shows far more intense and intriguing flavors than other comparative wines; aromatics of vanilla bean, light, toasted hazelnut, and lemon sorbet burst out of the glass. On the palate, initial crisp flavors of green apple and biscotti contrast with a hint of grapefruit, toasted marshmallow, and fresh lime on the finish. Rich, mouth-filling layers are balanced by crisp and clean acidity. Aged on American oak staves for only six months, the fruit character is subtly augmented by oak aging to create a style with depth and broad appeal.
Pair with grilled halibut and a grapefruit salsa, or a half dozen barbequed oysters and a fresh squeeze of lemon.
Blend: 77% Chardonnay, 10% Chenin Blanc, 8% Pinot Grigio, 5% Viognier