Intense nose of honeycomb, yellow apple and quince. A smoothly building attack with the right vibrant tingle culminates in creamy flavors of apple, spice and honey. Emerging acidity through the middle and finish intensify the flavors providing excitement and verve without any bitterness or sharpness. Not even a hint of explicit oak. One of our finest Chardonnays ever.

Appellation: Napa Valley
Vintage: 2009
Harvest: October 2009
Fermentation: 30% French Oak
70% Neutral Oak
Cooperage: 30% French Oak
70% Neutral Oak
Blend: 100% Chardonnay
Alcohol: 14.4%
Bottling: July 2010
Production: 1230 cases
Release Date: November 2010
Price: $37.00


  • The Wine Advocate: December 23, 2011: Issue 198
    Rating: 90

    The 2009 Chardonnay is a gorgeous, fleshy wine. This is a fairly large-scaled Chardonnay, with plenty of rich varietal fruit, but all of the elements are nicely integrated. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2015.