This lively, full-bodied chardonnay opens with enticing aromas of white peach, golden delicious apple and guava that carry through as generous flavours on a satiny, mouth-filling palate. Citrus and mineral notes create a refreshing finish. Winter temperatures were colder than average with abundant snowfall, providing an excellent reserve of water for use during the warm growing season that followed. A small crop set of well-formed clusters saw early veraison due to a particularly hot, dry summer. Though temperatures cooled in February, the overall warmth of the growing season brought an early harvest with chardonnay showing excellent richness while retaining bright acidity.