This Carneros Chardonnay is dry and medium-bodied, with just a touch of spice from the 10% being aged in neutral French oak barrels. The wine was made from organically-farmed fruit and only 2,500 cases were produced.
Aging in oak can add texture, weight, and a touch of sweet spice to both red and white wine. While new oak will amplify these characteristics, neutral oak will add more nuanced flavors to the wine.
This is an incredibly pleasant and interesting wine with hints of citrus & stone fruit, sweet smoke and hazelnut. The depth of flavor continues for an impressively long finish that never stops developing. Drink now or lay down for another 5-10 years. This wine has the structure to age, but is drinking beautifully now as well.
This wine would be wonderful with a buttery, lobster linguine topped with lemon and fresh herbs.