2018 Napa Valley Chardonnay
This wine starts at our vineyards in Napa's Oak Knoll appellation. A blend of lush Dijon clone and a specially planted block of the prized Wente clone makes this wine complex and elegant. Aged in 75% new French oak and undergoing 100% malolactic fermentation, this wine delivers the creaminess and vanilla notes without being "over -buttered" or "over-oaked."
The entry on the palate is bright citrus, that quickly resolves into bosc pear and tropical flavors. The long, satiny finish brings toasted vanilla and hints of nutmeg.
Previous vintages have been called a "showstopper" by the Wine Enthusiast and "Best In Show" at the Ultimate Wine Challenge in New York.
This wine is perfect with seafood, but also wonderful before dinner!
- Alcohol: 14.7%
- Appellation: Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley
- Wine Type: White Single Vineyard
- Varietal Chardonnay