2017 Bourbon Barrel Chardonnay
We've already proven that Idaho can make great classic wine. Fujishin's second label, Lost West Winery, is all about pushing the envelope and forging new frontiers in winemaking. That's why every once in a while, we change it up and turn out something different. This year, that something is our 2017 Bourbon Barrel Chardonnay.
Using Chardonnay grapes from one of our favorite vineyard sites, Rose Cottage Vineyard, we created a wine that is aged six months in 100% single use American oak bourbon barrels. This wine undergoes 100% malolactic fermentation, resulting in a soft, creamy mouthfeel. The bouquet is sweet and sings of vanilla and tropical fruit; the pallet is surprisingly dry and consists of vanilla custard, banana candy, and a slight minerality. Pair with linquine in white wine and mushroom sauce, or clams in butter with garlic french bread.