Our 2007 Sterling Vineyards Napa Valley Chardonnay displays elegant ripe apple and
lemon-custard aromas, with intriguing floral and cinnamon-spice notes. Lush tropical fruit and
poached pear flavors culminate in a lemon soufflé finish. We enhanced the wine's weighty
texture and exquisite balance of toasty oak by fermenting the juice entirely in small barrels and
gently stirring the yeast lees during partial (70 percent) malolactic fermentation and sur lie
barrel aging. We selected a combination of French, American and Hungarian barrels to add an
array of oak nuances.
Lightly chilled, this wine pairs perfectly with many foods, from appetizers to entrées. Try it
with a calamari appetizer or a late morning brunch of eggs Benedict with smoked salmon. Pour
it with chicken, either grilled or topping a Caesar salad. For a decadent candlelight dinner,
marry it with rich, succulent lobster. Enjoy!