Seductive, slightly floral aromas of creamy golden apple and honeydew melon, with complementary scents of crème brulee, yeast and mineral, preface a lush, full-bodied palate offering intense and expansive melon, peach and apple flavors accentuated by fresh, perfectly balanced acidity. The wine's long, elegant and focused finish showcases bright, apple-y flavors with hints of citrus, mineral and oak spice. This delicious and complex Carneros Napa Valley chardonnay is enjoyable now, but will gain further complexity with another 5-7 years aging. Ideal with salmon, swordfish, veal and light pork, bouillabaisse or cream bisques.
Wine SpectatorWell-framed, with concentrated green apple, nectarine and melon flavors that are supported by fresh acidity. The spicy finish offers mineral and white cherry notes. Drink now through 2022. 2,000 cases made.