Martin Ray summarized our winemaking
method when he said: "We add nothing to our wines, nor do we take anything
from them. With infinite care, we leave them alone." Aging in French oak
barrels "on the lees" develops rounder, creamier texture in the wine. Our 2007
Russian River Valley Chardonnay is aged for 18 months in French oak barrels.
It begins with aromas highlighted by fresh melon and vanilla. The wine's
superior structure and balance have a backbone of crisp apple, melon and
creamy vanilla flavors that continue flawlessly on to a ripe and elegant finish.
A succulent dish of fresh lobster tails with
a rich butter sauce would be an excellent match for our Chardonnay.