This is a lifted and elegant vineyard-designate Chardonnay, hailing from the southwest corner of the state. A bouquet of underripe peach, green apple and citrus curd carries the nose. Seven months in French oak gives ample weight to the palate, yet tart tropical fruits shine through, giving way to a slightly creamy, but not lazy, finish.
Formerly working in the Finger Lakes wine region of upstate New York, Peartree's passion for terroir-expressive products, which spans from wine to cider and tea, is only rivaled by his love of canoeing and hiking. He prefers to focus on wines from Virginia, Michigan, Texas and other smaller U.S. regions, as well as domestic and international cider.