Rodney Strong | Chalk Hill, Sonoma, California


89 Points |

Chardonnay | White Wines |

Barrel fermentation in new and seasoned French oak added toasty vanilla and spice complexities. During the twelve months of barrel aging, we regularly stirred the "lees" in the barrel, which imparts an elegant fullness and creamy texture on the palate. In the glass, the wine is both creamy and crisp, with flavors of golden delicious apple, pear, Meyer lemon, baking spices, with a hint of minerality on the long finish.