Shows aromas of buttery, toasty oak with ripe pear and grapefruit. A velvety mouthfeel is followed by mouth-watering fruit flavors and an excellent acid balance. The lingering aftertaste has citrus and mineral overtones and a sweet, woody finish of vanilla and hints of toasted nuts
♦ Gold Medal - 2015 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Chardonnay grapes harvested from our Los Carneros estate vineyard at the southern end of the Napa Valley, where cool breezes from the nearby San Pablo Bay provide the perfect growing conditions for this Burgundian varietal
100 % Barrel fermentation, 50% new French oak barrels, all aged “sur lie” (on the yeast) for 10 months and stirred to re-suspend the yeast, enhancing aromas and adding texture and volume to the mouth.
Food Pairing Notes
This Chardonnay is rich and supple, finishing lively and crisp. Try with Dungeness crab, other shellfish, rich sauces or your favorite chicken and grilled vegetable dishes.
827 cases (750 mL), 12 bottles 1.5 mL Magnums