This pleasant little chardonnay was aged "sur lie" [pronounced 'soor Leez'; French for "on the lees"], that is it was allowed to remain in contact with the dead yeast cells and small grape particles that form the sediment (or "lees") that accumulate naturally during fermentation. Usually the lees are separated out, but sometimes winemakers allow the wine to age “sur lie” in an attempt to further develop the flavor and complexity of certain white wines. This medium bodied white wine was aged in small oak barrels, and shows some very appealing if not altogether complex aromas and flavors of apple and citrus with hints of vanilla and butter. Simple but enjoyable. Drink now.