2012 Bouchaine Estate Chêne d'Argent Chardonnay
Classic Carneros citrus impressions define this wine.
Flavors of meyer lemon, satsumas, granny smith apples and grapefruit come to mind. The textured palate persists into the finish, confirming its Carneros origin. Serve this wine with a wide range of fresh, savory dishes.
Chene d’Argent is French for “silver oak”. It is our word play for this wine which was fermented for 11 months in stainless steel tanks and does not undergo malolactic fermentation. It’s Chardonnay in its purest form. It was cold fermented to maximize fruit and the yeast lees stirred a few times to soften any rough edges.