2016 Best Buy Award by Wine Enthusiast
Our 2015 Smoking Loon “Steelbird” Chardonnay represents the true characteristics of Chardonnay, free from the influence of oak aging. 100% stainless steel aging allows vibrant aromas of pineapple, melon, pear and golden delicious apple to shine through. Refreshing yet rich flavors of pineapple, melon and apple are rounded out by a pleasant citrus acidity. With a creamy, silky mouthfeel--obtained by re-suspending the lees during tank aging--and persistent finish, our unoaked Chardonnay is in a league of its own. A lively palate and tropical finish make this a versatile food-pairing wine. Serve our “Steelbird” Chardonnay with light appetizers, seafood, grilled vegetables and spicy Mexican or Indian dishes.