As soon as the grapes arrived at the winery, we gently pressed the whole clusters to capture the intense fruit flavors. We cool-fermented the juice in stainless steel tanks to emphasize the fresh, vibrant character. By allowing only a small part of the wine to complete malolactic fermentation, we achieved mouth-filling richness balanced with vibrant natural acidity. Oak aging on the yeast lees for five to six months enriched the wine’s texture and complexity, while adding sweet vanilla and spice notes from the fire-toasted staves.
Rich and elegant, the Woodbridge 2008 Chardonnay displays delicious ripe pear, peach, and floral notes. Nuances of apple pie with autumn spices weave through the fruity aromas and flavors, ending in a soft and silky finish. The balance of lively fruit and creamy texture makes this wine a perfect choice to sip with friends over conversation or to pair with your favorite foods. Try it with smoked salmon appetizers, grilled chicken or fish, and creamy chowders. Be creative—if you like the food pairing, it works!