Not to toot our own horns, but this Chardonnay was super-nice (well, OK, yes, to toot our own horns).
One of our two inaugural wines, the 2005 was a departure from the more common New World big-buttery-oaky-huge Chardonnay. Instead, it was a perfect year-round white wine; light enough to be crisp and refreshing for sipping in the summer sun, juicy and complex enough to be a warming wine in winter. Rich flavors of orange, pineapple, lemon, and apple mingled inside of freshness laced with cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla. A nice medium-bodied mouthfeel rounded out the wine. The flavor keeps tingling, and suddenly you taste apple pie that fades into cleansing citrus.
This vintage was a custom blend of wine aged for a couple of months in new and old oak. It was 100% Chardonnay, and only about a quarter of the wine was put through malolactic fermentation, resulting in the Burgundian style. (150 cases made)