Chardonnay Barrel Select 2020
The hawk circled above, turning lazy circles under the overcast Burgundian sky. Like a lightning bolt, it suddenly darted down, diving hundreds of feet in mere seconds and grabbing the starling, who just a moment before was happily devouring the grapes hanging precariously from a small, gnarled vine. As the hawk ascended, its lunch held firmly in its talons, the man standing at the corner of the vineyard tipped his cap. “Thank you, my friend,” he said through a knowing grin.
Première Price: $32.25
Like a hawk, this is a Chardonnay that strikes quickly, immediately pouring on luscious and powerful aromas of lanolin and beeswax, with freshly churned butter hinting at the richness of the wine. Ripe green apple comes on strong as you take the first sip, as this very full-bodied wine enchants with creamy butterscotch and baking spices driving through to a long and plush finish.
The very best bunches of hand-sorted grapes were set aside for this special bottling of our remarkable Chardonnay. Fermented and aged in French oak barrels, this wine underwent malolactic fermentation to impart a creamier style wine.
Food Pairing Notes
A great choice for a white pizza, fettucini alfredo, or creamy garlic scallops.