This Chardonnay is 100% barrel fermented in French oak. They use 30% new barrels each vintage and the wines are in barrel for 10-12 months. The wines are then bottled without tight filtration. These may show a slight haze but this is merely a mark of gentle handling. These Chardonnays should age for ten years or more. Aromas citrus zest and ripe stone fruit are prominent. The flavors are lively and rich with tropical fruit and baked apple with a hint of caramelized sugar. Pair with grilled Halibut & tropical fruit salsa, chicken Dijon, or a creamy parmesan risotto.