Golden straw color. Fruity, inviting aromas of caramel drenched marshmallows, candied lemon peel, baked apple with sultanas, orange flesh, and vanilla bean with a velvety, crisp, fruity medium body and a warming, refreshing, crisp golden delicious apple taffy, crisp parsnip, and lemon curd raisin toast finish with silky tannins and light oak. A fruity and creamy chardonnay with delicious, pairable flavors.
Barreled down for fermentation on 9/4 to neutral bbls (5) from Dargeaud & Jaegle, Vicard, Canton, Francois Freres, Seguin-Moreau. Used CY3079 yeast. Primary fermentation finished on 10/1. Partial (though nearly full) malo conversion proceeded slowly and completed on 2/1/15. Barrels stirred weekly during malo conversion.