2016 Retrouver Dry Creek Chardonnay

Barrel-fermented in neutral oak for nine months, this Chardonnay features the best of both worlds: a richer mouthfeel and fresh energy on the palate. Sourced from a prized vineyard in the Dry Creek Valley, it exhibits telltale signs of its origins, with ripe lemon and hints of tropical fruit flavors from start to finish. Pair this vibrant expression of the variety with dishes that have similarly high-toned citrus nuances for a combination that’s sure to please.

Recipe Pairings

Braised Chicken with Preserved Meyer Lemons

Flavor Profile


Tastes Like



tropical fruit


Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma, North Coast, California, United States


Butter-Poached Fish


Crab Cakes

Did You Know?

Aging wine in French oak barrels tends to add subtler, spicier characters and flavors, while American oak barrels lend more overtly sweet flavors and a creamy texture. American oak barrels are required for the aging of bourbon and rye.