This well-balanced Chardonnay offers a broad array of refreshing aromas that include pineapple, fresh herbs, jasmine and starfruit. On the palate, find tarragon, ripe tangerine, apple, sage, chervil, and grapefruit pith. The finish has a lively ping of acidity, with tart citrus and refreshing mint.
The grapes were picked on October 12 from what we call the "Joni Mitchell Block" at the Gorge Amphitheatre. This wine was mostly fermented in stainless steel, but with just a kiss of French oak influence that contributes a bit of character and softness to the palate. We like our main Chardonnay release to be a wine for all seasons and all seasonings, and we feel that this release is a particularly good example of that philosophy.
Enjoy with grilled tuna or chicken, herb crusted halibut, and crab cakes.