Aged in American Oak Barrels for eight months, this Chardonnay opens with a delightful toasted oak aroma with undertones of fresh thyme. The first sip of this reserve wine delivers crisp green apple flavors that quickly mellow and blend with pleasant buttery tones and a lasting oaky, vanilla finish.
88 pts: World Value Wine Challenge;
86 pts: Wine Enthusiast Magazine;
87 pts: Catherine Fallis, Master Sommelier - Planet Grape Wine Review: ""Round, creamy, nutty and lightly oxidative with notes of lemon meringue pie, bananas foster, ginger, peach and dried pineapple."""
GOLD: 2015 Sommelier Challenge (2014 vintage);
SILVER: 2017 World Value Wine Challenge (2016 vintage);
SILVER: 2015 INDY International Wine Competition (2014 vintage);
BRONZE: 2018 Tastings World Wine Championships (2016 vintage)
Bursting with bright tropical notes on the nose, the 2021 vintage of Barrel Aged Chardonnay showcases coconut, star fruit, honeysuckle, and butter at first approach. Fermentation took 10 days in 100% American oak barrels, followed by malolactic fermentation, and kept on the lees for 4 months to provide that traditional barrel chardonnay taste.
Food Pairing Notes
Pair it with rich dishes like steak bearnaise, veal or lamb chops, and decadent shellfish and risotto - sharp cheddar or blue cheeses also pair well.
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