The website offers that winemaker Davis is a minimalist, "letting each vineyard express itself, with more attention paid to textures and tannin management." A sample of the 2017 Marshall Davis Estate Chardonnay was made available to me, and I can tell you he makes a pretty good one.
The Chardonnay grapes came from the Marshall Davis Vineyard. The wine is fully oaked for 16 months, but only 20% of that wood was new. Alcohol tips in at 13.2% abv and the bottle retails for $39.
This wine's nose comes on with bright citrus and stone fruit, and plenty of it. Oak is apparent, but not overdone, thanks to the neutral oak. On the palate, a savory streak paints the grapes with an even hand and provides a counterpoint for the ripe fruit. The acidity is very lively.