Winemaker Notes: The 2020 Ribbon Ridge Chardonnay was grown just yards from our crush pad and wine press, thus ensuring the freshness of the fruit as it began its journey to becoming wine. The wine was barrel fermented in largely neutral French oak cooperage. It completed a full malolactic fermentation, contributing to the rich, round texture of the finished wine. The wine remained in barrel for twelve months and then was moved to tank for a further eight months. This is a savory Chardonnay unencumbered by oak and exhibiting a hint of salinity on the nose and bright citrus and stone fruits on the palate.