This wine has an aroma of fresh tropical fruit. French and American oak barrel-aging gives this wine subtle toasty overtones. Dry and well-balanced, it combines notes of vanilla with buttery characteristics, finishing with subtle pineapple flavors.
The 1998 Mark West Chardonnay comes from a distinctive combination of vineyards in the Russian River Valley and Sonoma County. The winemaker's intent is to showcase the elegant fruit and the cool-climate characteristics from each vineyard. The mix of generous and distinct flavors creates unique depth of flavor in this stylish and balanced Russian River Valley Chardonnay