I really enjoy sharing this wine with people, as first reactions are often a raised eyebrow followed quickly by broad smiles. This is the new face of California Chardonnay, with musqué clones bringing an aromatic introduction to this stylish, crisp wine. Floral notes, with aromas and flavors of honeysuckle, apple and undertones of citrus and tropical fruits share the stage with balanced acidity and a rich touch of viscosity in the mouthfeel. We age the wine in mostly neutral oak barrels, and only permit about a quarter of the wine to undergo secondary fermentation. The result? A wine that is simply wonderful to enjoy on its own as an apéritif, or as a showcase for a variety of your favorite dishes.
This wine pairs well with poached or grilled seafood, shrimp or crab with spicy aioli, baby greens tossed in citrus honey vinaigrette, avocados, fruit salsa, shaved fennel, tangerines and triple crème cheeses.