A moment with your nose in this Chardonnay that presents as golden-green in the glass, and you know you are in for a special treat. Barrel-fermented in 100% French oak - but not to worry - only 28% new oak. Diehards longing for wood-laden cougar juice need not apply. Bottled unfined and unfiltered, this wine exudes impeccable balance. Aromas of a fresh rain that just hit your cement driveway and orange blossoms dance with toasty brioche and the soft fontanel of a newborn. Flavors of D'Anjou pear, blood-orange zest and agnostic apple are heightened by a hint of lemon curd and salty minerality. The crisp, persistent finish carries through to the next sip, and feels as cool as the other side of the pillow.
Drink now. Drink often.
Should continue to shine brightly over the next 5-8 years.