Awards: 90 Points Wine Enthusiast
Indicative of its cool climate origins, this wine has a bright acidity beneath notes of sweet melon, golden apple and bright tropical, perfumed pear. Flavors of ripe vanilla, mandarin, toasted marshmallow, butterscotch, banana, and citrus blossom are accompanied by a creamy mid-palate. This wine is medium-bodied, round and smooth with uplifting acidity and a balanced finish. For an excellent pairing, serve the Folie à Deux Chardonnay with baked salmon topped with herbs of dill and freshsqueezed lemon, or try it alongside white mushroom truffle pasta.
The fruit for this Chardonnay was selected from premier vineyards throughout the Russian River Valley. Following harvest, the grapes were fermented in French, American and Hungarian (22% new) oak barrels to maintain bright acidity, add complexity and showcase the variety’s rich fruit flavors.