Aromas of apricot, guava and pineapple juice mingle with hints of sweet vanilla and warm toasty notes. These flavors continue in the palate, and are complimented by a rich, round mouthfeel with a nice balance of acidity due to restrained malolactic fermentation. Barrel fermentation and sur lie aging has created a Charonnay that is both elegant and robust. Flavors of caramelized apricots in a honey glaze, dusted with saffron and served with vanilla bean ice cream continue through the finish.
The grapes for this Chardonnay come from our estate Zephyr Ridge vineyard in the Horse Heaven Hills, a partnership with the Hogue family.