Lush and juicy, this Chardonnay exhibits lifted, bright tropical fruit aromas like sweet white peach, that opens up to a creamy, refreshing mouthfeel. Clean citrus flavors are also imminent on the front palate and the finish is balanced, with well-integrated seasoned oak.
The 2008 vintage produced wines of excellent quality. The growing season began with early rainfall and low temperatures, leading to low crop yield. Spring was followed by a typically long dry summer that allowed the grapes to fully ripen with intense flavor concentration.
Chardonnay from the California Coast - mostly Santa Barbara, which produces classic, sought after Chardonnay characteristics like tropical fruit flavors - were the backbone for this wine.