Chardonnay Barrel Reserve is produced from specially selected lots of grapes
from our best growers. The grapes are pressed and transferred to oak barrels
where we ferment and mature the wine to create the special complexity that only
barrel aging can achieve. During the maturation the wines were stirred in the
barrels to prolong the contact with the yeast. This "sur lies" aging gives the
wine added depth and texture and a pleasant creamy quality to the finish. This
wine will pair well with rich creamy dishes, grilled poultry or fish, and it is
especially good with lobster, crab, or shrimp.