Salexis Carneros Lake Vineyard Chardonnay was made in the style of the great white Bugundies of Chassagne Montrachet. Inspired by wine tasted there, this Chardonnay is a departure from most California Chardonnays. Made from Napa Valley Carneros fruit, it has been barrel fermented in French oak and undergone malolactic fermentation, both with native yeast and bacteria. Produced from one of the smallest Chardonnay crops in recent years, this wine was aged on the lees for 20 months. The wine offers the aromas and flavors of pineapple, apples, pears, lemon zest, and toasty oak. Well balanced with crisp acidity, this Chardonnay should continue to develop for 3 to 5 years in the bottle.