(From 2014 Vintage) This Chardonnay has wonderful citrus, tropical fruit and white floral aromas. On the palate this wine is bursting with crisp apple, lemon and vanilla notes with refreshing and bright acidity. The wine was barrel fermented in new French Oak creating creaminess and spice complexities on the palate. We regularly stirred the lees during the 12 months of barrel aging to add richness and texture.
(From 2013 Vintage) Rodney Strong barrel fermented 60% of this wine and aged that portion in barrel for six months, stirring the lees every month. This method offers the wine a touch of brown spice and vanilla, while cold fermenting the remainder to maximize a fresh fruit-forward character. Bright lemon and apple aromas mingle with hints of toasty barrel complexity, while on the palate your taste buds will enjoy pear, pineapple, baking spices and refreshing acidity.
Enjoy this lively Chardonnay now and over the next couple of years with pan-seared scallops, poached salmon with a caper butter sauce or grilled pesto chicken.