This Chardonnay comes from vineyards that were farmed to The Nth Degree. Each vine received at least 15 passes whereby leaves, shoots and clusters were removed to ensure that the only clusters that remained were of the highest quality. The water was managed so that the vines were perfectly balanced with the correct amount of growth to fully ripen the berries for the optimal level of flavor. The grapes were hand harvested into half-ton bins in the early morning. The wine was barrel fermented in a combination of French, American, Eastern European and neutral oak. This is a beautifully balanced, full-bodied Chardonnay with tropical fruit, nutmeg and clove flavors that integrate perfectly with intense vanilla and complex butter aromas. With a crisp mouthfeel and smooth finish, this is a wonderful example of Livermore Valley Chardonnay.