Our Chardonnay comes from an old vine Chardonnay vineyard located on a benchland overlooking the Russian River. 100% fermented and sur-lie aged for 8 months in neutral French Burgundy barrels. This vintage displays a beautiful pale gold color and bright aromas of Meyer lemon, French tarragon, and tropical fruits like pineapple and mango. Uplifting flavors of navel orange, tangerine, and pink apples combine to give this Chardonnay a luscious but bright mouth-feel. Rich flavors and balanced acidity lead into a long, lingering finish. Enjoy with crab cakes, pasta, or risotto with fresh spring vegetables, or oysters. A grilled chicken sandwich with greens and lemon aioli in one hand and this Chardonnay in the other hand is what the good life is all about. Length/Type of Fermentation: The grapes hand-harvested at an average of 23.2 degrees Brix. The grapes were crushed, pressed and cold settled before being racked into neutral French Burgundy oak barrels. The wine was then barrel-fermented, “sur-lie” aged for 8 months, not allowed to undergo malolactic.