2012 Napa Valley Chardonnay
Since 2001, we have sold Chardonnay exclusively to acclaimed Napa vintners, Randy and Debbie Lewis of Lewis Cellars. They have integrated it into their chardonnay, which has produced conisistently stratospheric ratings---10 straight years never less and a "93" from the Wine Spectator and, one year, called "the superstar of the vintage." For the fourth year, they now make the very limited production Lobo Chardonnay exclusively from our estate grown fruit.
In the signature Lewis style, the juice is gently pressed and aged sur lees in 75% new French oak barrels for 11 months. It goes through 100% malolactic fermentatiion.
The wine has a beautiful golden hue. The nose is vibrant, with tropical and floral notes. On the palate, the flavors are rich and concentrated, with a balance of citrus and pear. The long finish rewards with toasted vanilla.
If refrigerated, let it warm up a little to release all of the complex flavors. Drink through 2017
- Alcohol: 14.5%
- Appellation: Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley
- Wine Type: White Single Vineyard
- Varietal Chardonnay