In 2015, 90% of the grapes for our Napa Valley Chardonnay came from the cool-climate Carneros district at the southern tip of the valley, with 40% of the fruit from our estate Carneros vineyards. Carneros enjoys a long, cool growing season that fully ripens its fruit while retaining the bright acidity that gives our Napa Valley Chardonnay its freshness and vitality. We complemented our Carneros fruit in 2015 with chardonnay grapes from just north of the city of Napa that yield especially luscious wines. This helped us craft a sumptuous, yet elegant and complex chardonnay that drinks beautifully young, but also ages gracefully in bottle.
100% of the grapes were hand-harvested at night to maximize freshness and varietal intensity. The fruit was then whole-cluster-pressed, with the free-run juice transferred to French oak barrels for fermentation. After primary fermentation completed, 29% of the wine was put through a secondary, malolactic fermentation to enrich its flavors and texture. The barrel-fermented portion of the wine aged sur lie (on the yeast lees) in 35% new French oak barrels for eight months, with periodic stirring of the lees to layer the wine’s crisp, vibrant fruit flavors with an appealingly creamy, slightly yeasty tone.
The nose offers vivid, creamy aromas of green and golden apple, pear and citrus with supporting scents of beeswax and mineral.
Full-bodied and vibrant on the palate, with bright, intense, apple, citrus and melon flavors, our 2015 Napa Valley Chardonnay is remarkably persistent on the palate, culminating in a long finish showcasing pleasing spice, yeast and mineral tones.
Released soon after bottling, it will hit its stride after 6-8 months and reward 5-7 years’ aging.
Vintages vary by location. The current vintage in stock will be shipped.
Bottle Size: 750ml
The ideal set to make the uncorking fast and easy, to know the best vintages and master the essential wine & food pairings to succeed in making nice gourmet dinners.
- 1 Lever Corkscrew: Chromed metal.
- 1 Wine Ring®: Can be clipped onto the neck of any wine bottle, and will collect all those annoying drops of wine. Made in stainless steel and felt. Hand wash only. Patented design.
- 1 Vintage pocket guide: French vintage year from 1972 to 2017. Design patent.
- 1 Wine & Food printed guide.
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