This Chardonnay was fermented in French oak barrels and aged for 15 months. Most of the oak was 2-3 years old, 15% new. Notes of ripe pear, vanilla, and tropical fruit on the bouquet and palate. The wine is well balanced with a medium body, complex flavors, and a long lingering finish. 100% estate fruit from the Macari family farm in Mattituck.
“Fresh apple, lemon and crushed mineral tones are demure on the nose but gain power and concentration on the palate of this bold, richly textured Chardonnay. Denser and more muscular in mouthfeel than its regular-label bottling, it’s accented by just a whiff of spice and vanilla cream. Drink now through 2023.” — Wine Enthusiast Magazine, 90 points