Very Burgundian in style. Barrel fermented in small French cooperage, favoring premium three
year dry-aged barrels. Primary coopers – Saury, Remond and Francois Freres. Fermentations
begin with native yeast strains for primary and secondary, and the wines receive the minimal
amount of handling thru the aging period. Bottled unfined, unfiltered; we work hard to bring
honest and true expression of the vineyard to you.
Winemaker’s Tasting Notes
This is the first Reserve Chardonnay from TOR, so you know we are crazy about it. This is a best
barrel blend of Torchiana, Durell and Hyde. As such, it shows the oily richness from Durell, the
vibrant acidity of the Hyde and the intense mid-palate weight of the Torchiana. Without question
a candidate for the best Chardonnay we have ever made. A true benchmark California Chardonnay.