The Alexander Valley Chardonnay white wine is comprised of individual blocks from our best Alexander Valley vineyards. The grapes are harvested in the beginning to middle of September. The juice goes through native fermentation separately in both new and used French oak barrels. After alcoholic fermentation concluded, all barrels go through malolactic fermentation and continue aging on the lees for a total of 8 months. The barrels are stirred monthly, which helps to build a creamy texture and develop delicious aromas. This white wine exhibits aromas of nectarine, sweet lemon and hints of spiced cookie. Flavors of vanilla, marzipan and roasted hazelnut balance out the savory, rich mouthfeel with cascading acidity. Pair with seared scallops, chicken tarragon, crab cakes and triple crème cheese. This bottled California chardonnay is 13.7% alcohol by volume.