Following the innovation of consultant Dimitri Tchelistcheff, we use wine from the top half of the barrels. This is a unique winemaking step that contributes to bottling the wine unfined and unfiltered so as to retain all the subtle flavor elements.
Aging ten months in new French oak barrels and complete malolactic fermentation produces a most full-bodied chardonnay with rich golden hues and true varietal essence. It has an amazingly long, smooth finish, gratifying even to the red wine lover. This wine is ready to enjoy upon release and should continue to drink beautifully for four to six years from vintage date.