The 2016 Chardonnay Savoir Faire is powerful, structured and savory, just as it was from barrel. Lemon confit, white flower, mint, chamomile and a dash of new French oak all run through this potent, dense Chardonnay from Pahlmeyer. I would give it another year or two in bottle. This dense, oily barrel-fermented Chardonnay has a lot to offer.
Bottled in March 2018, the 2016 Chardonnay Savoir Faire features a gregarious nose of green mangoes, yuzu zest, lemongrass and lime leaves over a core of pink grapefruit, nectarines and Bosc pears plus a waft of lightly browned toast. Medium-bodied, it fills the palate with creamy stone fruit and pears notions, lifted by a lively line and finishing on an almondy note.