The 2015 vintage kicks off a brand new wine for Materra | Cunat Family Vineyards -- Southworth Chardonnay, our reserve chardonnay. This is also a Dean's List exclusive wine. We call it Southworth for the original homesteaders who lived and worked this land for so many years. Notes of green apple, citrus, honeydew, river rock, and vanilla creme brûlée permeate the aroma. The chardonnay dances across the palate first with elements of fruit such as pear, pineapple, then follows with citrusy lemon and finishes with a splash of oak, custard and lemon cheesecake. It’s balanced with nice bright acidity and minerality. And even though it doesn't go through malolactic fermentation, the wine has a big, rich mouthfeel -- testament to the 10 months it spends in oak barrel sur lee, stirred every 2 weeks. Pairs with light and delicate food like crab, steamed fish, chicken or vegetable terrines and pasta or risotto. Will also match well with sushi and sashimi or delicately spiced fish or salads.