The hue of this wine is brilliantly clear straw with glimmers of golden light - a color that dramatically sets the stage for what is to come. The nose is similarly demonstrative, with tropical notes of guava, pineapple, bright nectarine, peach, green apple, and citrus delicately spiced with toasty oak. Lifted aromatics of orange blossoms and a hint of smoke add a savory character to this wine. It all comes together on the palate with well-defined, supremely balanced, and forward flavors of nectarine, peach, and lemon that are lifted by a lightly toasted and warm oak character that reveals itself as sweet vanilla, hazelnut, nutmeg, and smoky bacon. This wine is perfectly balanced with a delicate, zesty tangerine finish. Enjoy this 2012 Chardonnay by serving it with saffron cavatelli with rock shrimp and vanilla, Brussels sprout and apple salad drizzled with a Parmesan and herb vinaigrette, or pork loin with roasted peaches and almonds.