Martin Ray summarized our winemaking method when he said: "We add nothing to our wines, nor do we take anything from them. With infinite care, we leave them alone." Ten months of aging in French oak barrels "on the lees" develops rounder, creamier texture in the wine. Our 2006 Russian River Valley Chardonnay begins with aromas highlighted by fresh melon, apple and vanilla. The wine's superior structure and balance have a backbone of crisp apple, melon and creamy vanilla flavors that continue flawlessly on to a ripe and elegant finish.
FOOD AND WINE PAIRING:
A succulent dish of fresh lobster tails with a rich butter sauce would be an excellent match for our Chardonnay.