2013 Estate Chardonnay Case Special
100% of the Chardonnay grapes were pressed as whole clusters, just as we do with sparkling wine. Frequent lees stirring or 'batonnage,' at least three times a week for at least seven months contributes to the complex flavors.
By nose: great complexity with touches of pineapple, melon, green apple, kiwi, and yeast. By mouth: minerality, pineapple, lime, and a gentle mouth feel (a result of extensive batonnage).
Food Pairing Notes
Our Estate Chardonnay is a classic food wine. Try it with roasted cauliflower and cannellini bean salad, thyme-roasted chicken with buttermilk mashed potatoes and a salad of baby greens, smoky ham and corn chowder. Salmon rillettes on buttered brioche would be a perfect hors d'oeuvre.
Total Production: 4500 cases