- 2006 Terraces Chardonnay - USA, California, Napa Valley (2/23/2007)
Barrel Sample. Pale greenish colour, cloudy because they are stirring the lees a couple of times a week. Fermented in neutral oak and stainless steel with no malolactic fermentation. The barrels were new (American?) oak that were neutralised with ozone because they couldn't find neutral barrels that hadn't been used for Malo.
The nose screams pears, and that's the dominant fruit on the palate too. Nice, crisp finish. Based on this showing I pre-ordered half a case. There should be around 300 cases available.
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