The 2017 Chardonnay was aged for 10 months in 20% new French oak, the rest of varying ages. It comes in at 13% alcohol. Classic in structure and flavor, this holds its wood nicely. The wine has enough substance to absorb the wood, and it has enough power to have a lingering finish. It feels full in the mouth, but elegant. In personal preference, I rather liked the unoaked 2015 Chardonnay better, but this is certainly lovely, and reasonable minds might differ. For different and stronger foods, this might be a better pairing. It may not be the better wine, but it is certainly an even better value—although they both do well in that regard.