Each of the individual vineyard lots undergoes fermentation in French oak barrels, and a significant portion of the wine is fermented with its native yeast to enhance body and complexity. Portions of this wine also receive a secondary malolactic fermentation before aging more than a year in barrel on the yeast lees. With blending, we balance the vivid fruit intensity with elegance and finesse.
"For every vintage of our Chardonnay Reserve, we select the finest lots from our four estate vineyards in the Carneros region. This quintessential expression of cool-climate Carneros chardonnay offers concentrated flavors of creamy golden apple, ripe peach and baking spice, supported by pitch-perfect acidity."