The 2020 Domenica’s Block Chardonnay is an extraordinary combination of vineyard source and winemaking technique. The wine is noticeably cloudy, as the wine was bottled ‘sur lie’ (with its yeast) and this is visually evident in the final wine. The yeast is also immediately evident on the nose and harmonizes perfectly with the pronounced notes of oak and fruitiness. The new French oak barrels are the source of the more prominent wood character. Poached pear, yellow apple, tropical fruits and subtle gingery notes round out the nose. The wine is rich and textured on the palate, thanks at least in part to the ageing and bottling with the yeast. The fruitiness and barrel notes are underscored by hints of fresh brioche. The wine finishes like a symphony, elegantly composed with a balance of layered and lingering flavors.