We picked our Chardonnay by hand, at dawn. The grapes were whole-cluster pressed and the juice fermented in 25% new French barrels, then aged 12 months in oak. The 2017 Chardonnay has a lightly green-tinted yellow-gold color, with white-rose floral notes. It is medium bodied, with notes of mellow tar and matchstick on the attack, then tart green apple, fresh pineapple, and a touch of buttery burnt caramel. Less voluptuoius and more balanced than 2014, yet more curvacous than 2015.
100 cases produced.