Creamy, spicy and complex, this Chardonnay is best savored slowly as you relax with friends. Together, our Chardonnay Ranch No. 8 and Chardonnay Ranch No. 9 show how different winemaking techniques influence the style and flavor profiles of Chardonnay. Both are made from grapes grown in our stellar Los Carneros vineyards. While Winemaker Domenica Totty makes Ranch No. 9 in a fresh, fruit-driven style, she ferments all the Ranch No. 8 fruit in small barrels to craft a more voluptuous, oak-influenced Chardonnay. Then she uses malolactic fermentation and sur lie aging to add even more richness. You’ll find that this Chardonnay’s opulent aromas and silky-textured flavors, reminiscent of baked apple, tropical fruit and sweet spices, culminate in a crème brûlée finish. Sip this wine by itself or pair with a baguette, triple cream Brie and crisp apples. It’s also a perfect match for lobster dipped in clarified butter.