The Select Line expresses both the fruit attributes, such as freshness and sweetness, along with the smoky influences of oak, which add to the wine’s complexity. This is accomplished by aging a portion of the wine in French oak barrels and then blending with wines aged in stainless steel. As a result, a delicate balance between fruit and oak is obtained, in which the scents and flavors of each blend are combined with the oak’s toasted notes. 30% of this Chardonnay is aged in French oak barrels before blending.

89 Points
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2021 vintage
Tasting Note
Tropical aromas of pineapples and peaches. The mouthfeel is fresh and crisp, with a round and delicate finish.
Food Pairing
Pairs well with salad, pasta, grilled fish and vegetables.
Unique Selling Points
  • Blend of oaked and unoaked wine perfectly balances fruit and oak influences.
  • Aging in oak lends slight smoky characteristics to the finished wine.
  • Grown in high-altitude vineyards over 4,000 feet above sea level.

About the Grape

Chardonnay
Though it has a distinctive profile, Chardonnay reflects other factors such as soil composition and vinification technique. Chardonnay is a reliable, hardy and prolific vine whose only real vulnerabilities are frost and uneven development of fruit.
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