This wine is bursting with flinty almost smokey notes, minerals, green apple, Meyer lemon, Bartlett pear, white flowers, and spices. The winery inhibits malolactic fermentation, so the aromatics are not muted by overbearing buttery notes. The palate follows the nose, and is bright with crisp acidity, but isn't lean due to barrel fermentation and lees exposure. Green apple and citrus mingle with toasty notes from the barrel. This is one of the best efforts we have had to date with our Chardonnay.