(2014 Vintage) Fermentation takes place in French oak barrels of which 10% are new. The wine remains in barrel for eight months, the lees are stirred regularly, and the wine can finish malolactic fermentation. We then conduct blending trials to arrive at the best blend for the Steele Cuvee Chardonnay. Any excess wine that doesn’t fit into category, becomes our Shooting Star Chardonnay. Due to the popularity of our Cuvee we release this wine in both full and half bottles.