Our Chardonnay is grown in the cool, foggy Carneros region, where
Burgundian-style grape varieties maintain their balance of acidity and
ripeness. This medium-bodied wine is half barrel fermented and aged
sur lie; look for aromas of tropical fruit and citrus blossom with flavors
of peach and pear.
The 2016 vintage was what some might call a “typical” Napa Valley vintage, with adequate and well-timed rain prior to and during the early growing season. The January rains left good moisture in the soil for the vines to begin the growing season with early bud-break; canopy growth was rapid and even. Additional rainfall in March and April supported the later vine growth as well. It was a warm but moderate summer and fog mitigated the heat extremes, causing fewer heat spikes, less dehydration and overall good uniform growth.
Varietal — 100% Chardonnay
Fermentation and Aging — 57% barrel fermented; aged sur lie five months in French oak
Bottled — May 2017
Alcohol — 14.3%
pH — 3.62
TA — 0.72g/100ml