If there is a more complete unoaked Chardonnay from California, we've yet to discover it.
Inspired by the bright crisp high mineral wines of Chablis, Brue Neyers set out to make a Chardonnay with no oak contact. From rocky gravel soil in the cool Carneros region, these grapes showcase a lean green apple flavor with strong minerality, very attractive to French Chablis-style Chardonnay lovers. This wine will also see a small amount of concrete tank, which due to the evaporation that occurs inside will add to the depth and concentration of flavor. Since this wine does not go through malolactic fermentation, don’t expect five pounds of popcorn butter that will mask the delicate crisp layers found here. Try this wine with a light pasta with spring vegetables or crab and thank me later.