Creamy and complex due to its year-and-a-half in barrel, this wine has just been released to ‘the trade’ by popular demand. It seems our Chardonnays behave something like an origami piece once they are in bottle. A few months after bottling, they show well, but then begin to fold in upon themselves so that the fruit reemerges more focused than ever after a couple of years in the bottle. It is not a simple matter of linear fruit dissipation as I hear thrown around so often. It is much the contrary. I do not fully understand the mechanism behind it, but I see it with our Chardonnays year after year.