Darms Lane Oak Knoll Chardonnay 2015
100% Chardonnay, Oak Knoll District of the Napa Valley.
Fermented in French oak barrels with native yeast, the wine was aged on the lees (sur lie) and stirred every two weeks to build texture and creaminess in the palate. The wine went through malolactic fermentation to soften the palate and to add complexity to the flavor and aroma. It was aged for 10 month in 100% French Oak, 20% new.
Refreshing and vibrant, the 2015 Chardonnay offers aromas of stone fruit, fig, brioche with hints of vanilla, lemon curd and orange blossom notes. The rich yet balanced palate presents Asian pear, vanilla cream and melon flavors. Medium body with a balanced creamy texture and long lovely finish that should pair nicely with food especially cream dishes.