This silky-smooth wine offers an appealing lift of crisp tropical fruit and subtle touches of oak for a vibrant, layered Chardonnay. Notes of lemon meringue, poached pear, crushed granite and fresh pineapple juice offer incredible structure to the palate. Deeper into this well-textured wine are richer hints of butterscotch, almond cream, salted caramel and crème brûlée, finishing bright and playful. Pair this inviting Chardonnay with a grilled pork chop in a mustard-thyme cream sauce with a side of rosemary-herb roasted potatoes, or with a cheese pairing of aged gouda with dried apricots.
James Suckling, jamessuckling.com, June 15, 2021
Aromas of white flowers, peaches, lemon curd, buttercream and praline. It’s full-bodied with concentrated, creamy layers and fresh acidity. Long, polished and textured. Some nice nougat at the finish. Drink or hold
- Katie Vogt
- September 17 to October 15, 2019
- August 20, 2020
- September 13, 2021
The grapes were hand-picked from select vineyards in the Napa Valley. After entering the cellar, the grapes were hand sorted before gently whole-cluster pressed. After settling overnight, the wine was fermented for roughly 45 days and then fermented and aged in French oak barrels, including 100% malolactic fermentation.