After harvesting and light pressing, 87 percent of the juice was cold-fermented in stainless steel tanks for the preservation of delicate aromatics and bright fruit flavors. The remainder was barrel-fermented and aged on the lees in 25-percent new oak to add roundness, texture and complexity. This oak-aged lot also underwent secondary malolactic fermentation and consistent lees stirring, which ultimately lent a touch of creaminess to the wine.

Food Pairing

The soft, elegant textures of the 2021 Chardonnay allow for a wide range of food pairings. Recommended pairings include crab cakes, goat cheese canapés, lemon-baked cod and Caesar salad with chicken