The techniques used to produce this wine are, unsurprisingly, quite similar to those employed by the finest vintners in Burgundy. The grapes were hand-picked and pressed as whole clusters with a gentle bladder press. The wine was 100% barrel fermented in small French oak barrels (26% new). Over the next two months, the lees were stirred occasionally to add complexity and enhance textural richness. Sur lie aging for ten months allowed the Chardonnay and oak flavors to meld, and for the tannins to elongate, Grapes for this wine were sourced from Stoller Vineyard (54%), which is located at the southern edge of the Dundee Hills, and Crawford Beck Vineyard (46%) in the Eola-Amity Hills AVA. thereby softening and rounding the wine. The first racking came at bottling time, when the final blend was assembled. This wine was bottled on August 12, 2014 with production total
Vivacious and lively. This vibrant, skillfully balanced wine shows aromas of star fruit on the nose, followed by hints of lemon curd and green fig on the palate. Welcoming, warm notes of toasted almonds with a hint of carmalised pineapple. The palate has weight and poise with lemon curd, nutiness and playful lipsmacking acidity.
It will pair wonderfully with rich seafood and pasta dishes.