Our 2019 DeMayo’s nose is a confection of golden apples and bartlett pears, toffee, and macaroon. That fresh apple note spills out through the palette and into its apple skin finish, which echoes the wine’s brisk and refreshing acidity. The wine’s creamy body is a great reminder that the DeMayo is our “buttery” Chardonnay, fermented and matured in new French oak, and nurtured through its malolactic fermentation. This year, that butteriness manifests as brioche with a hint of apple danish. We enjoy aging our barrel-fermented Chardonnays for extra complexity: drink now, or age up through 2024. Also, DeMayo fans may want to stock up on this vintage, as no DeMayo was made in the 2020 vintage due to smoke issues.