This elegant Chardonnay has an attractive pale straw yellow color. The aromas are of pear, apple and stone fruits, combined with a perfumed roasted hazelnut and butterscotch bouquet from the barrel fermentation and sur lie aging. The flavors are very soft with ripe pear, tangelo citrus and vanilla toastiness, producing layers of complexity with a silky balance of fresh fruit acidity and palate-weight.
"Shows the typicityof this cool-climate Monterey appelation, with brisk acidity, minerality and pure, clean, long hangtime flavors of tangerines, pineapples, pears and honey. A touch of oak adds buttered toast notes."