Sourced from a one acre parcel, this 100% Chardonnay was grown at Falcon’s View Vineyard just north of the town of Oliver. Small alluvial gravels from an early post-glacial riverbed provide excellent drainage, evening shadow from the mountains to the west prolongs the ripening period in this hot climate.
Grapes were hand picked in the early morning while still cool, and whole-bunch pressed. The juice was then settled overnight and then transferred to 2nd and 3rd fill 225L light toast French oak barrels for fermentation, with a complete malolactic fermentation in the spring. Aged on lees for 8 months before racking and bottling.
Complex on the nose, this wine shows tones of apricot and papaya with hints of lemon curd and pineapple dashed with nutty spice. This wine would pair best with roasted chicken, grilled salmon, or even a nice big bowl of popcorn.