2016 Journey Chardonnay
The grapes for the Journey Chardonnay were selected from blocks known for their superior quality and
Burgundian acid prole. Individual outstanding barrels were sourced from over 4 different blocks from our Stonestreet Mountain Estate at different altitudes, looking for texture, high aromatics, and elegance. From the press, the juice is transferred and fermented into new and neutral French barrels. Our Chardonnay is fermented spontaneously with native yeast fermentation; conducted and finished by yeasts that reside within winery. Malolactic fermentation also occurred in barrels. The barrels are aged on the lees, allowing the now inactive yeast to release flavors and aromas analogous to brioche bread and toasted nuts as well as smoothing the palate.