This crisp, elegant beauty is exuberantly aromatic, with notes of lemon curd, honeysuckle, rose oil, kaffir lime, melon and pear. The palate is bright, with characteristic acidity, viscosity on the mid-palate and a lovely lingering finish.

Our portfolio has long included two chardonnays: our “Chardonnay”, traditionally made from fruit sourced from the southern end of the Napa Valley, and our “Vintner Select Chardonnay”, sourced from the Sonoma side of our estate vineyard.  Beginning with the 2017 vintage, we are blending into our Napa Chardonnay two new vineyard sources located in Sonoma County. Production is intended to remain the same, but as we sought a replacement for a Napa Valley vineyard that was starting to show its age, the quality of two vineyards located in Sonoma County was impossible to resist. As a result, our “Chardonnay” will be labeled with the percentage of grapes sourced in each county.  Winemaking remains consistent, with fermentation in French oak barrels, 20% new, and malolactic fermentation at a level of 30%. 

Appellation: Napa
Sonoma
Vintage: 2017
Harvest: September 2017
Fermentation: 20% New French
Oak 80% Neutral Oak
Cooperage: 20% New French
Oak 80% Neutral Oak
Blend: 100% Chardonnay
Alcohol: 14.4%
Bottling: July 2018
Production: 1528 cases
Release Date: November 2018
Price: 42.00

Reviews

  • California Grapevine: Volume 45
    Rating: 90

    Medium-light golden yellow color; attractive, apple, white peach, and pineapple aroma with a floral note hinting of honeysuckle; medium to medium-full body; rich, fleshy, apple and pear flavors with bright acidity, undertones of toasty oak, and a slight creaminess in the mouthfeel; lingering aftertaste. Very highly recommended.