Awards: 2015 88 Points Wine Enthusiast
Our 2015 Chardonnay embodies the classic Napa Valley Chardonnay style—brimming with aromas of baked apple, ripe pear, caramel and toasted pastry. Silky and round on the palate, the wine’s lingering honeyed finish shows soft crème brulée notes and nice acidity. This is the perfect wine to pair with a Camembert French cheese plate drizzled with local honey and almond halves, or with panna cotta topped with fresh berries for dessert
We sourced our Chardonnay fruit from select from vineyards known for producing premium Chardonnay, including south Napa Valley and Oak Knoll. The cooling fog and breezes from the nearby San Pablo Bay creates cooler, more ideal conditions for growing Chardonnay. These coastal influences ensure a longer growing season, giving the fruit more time on the vine for optimal flavor development.
Clon a l Select ion :
Dijon (76, 95, 96, 809)
Historic Napa Valley clones (Wente, Robert Young 17 and 15)
The 2015 growing season in Napa Valley started out with unseasonably warm temperatures in late winter and early spring, which resulted in an early bud break and bloom. Overall, the vintage was defined by lower yields and high quality fruit.
Our fruit was hand-picked in the early morning hours and gently sorted and crushed. After pressing, the wine underwent partial indigenous fermentation and was aged for eight months in 100% French, tighter grained oak barrels, 36% of which were new.