Bread = Oak. Butter = Malolactic Fermentation.
The type of oak, origin, producer, level of toast, time on oak, and racking all play a vital role in developing bread-like flavors and texture of the wine. Butter characters come from malolactic fermentation. The conversion of malic acid to lactic acid produces rich, buttery flavors and changes the texture of the wine to be more creamy and soft. These factors work together to best compliment the complexity of fruit and expression of terroir produced in the vineyard.
Appellation Napa Valley, California
Varietal Grapes Chardonnay
Bottle Size 750 ml
(Posted on 10/25/13)Nice aromas or fresh butter, vanilla and oak as you woudl expect from a CA Chardonnay. On the palate, there are flavors of buttered popcorn, melon, banana and lychee giving this a nice smooth finish. This would go great with most seafoods, nabe, shabu shabu, chicken and most Japanese dishes.