Delicious now, or perfect for aging in your cellar. Enjoy with herb-crusted pork ribs, grilled chicken Caesar salad, poached salmon and more.
Vineyard: This Chardonnay thrives American Canyon and Carneros vineyards in the southern tip of Napa Valley, near San Pablo Bay, which spills into the San Francisco Bay. The cool maritime breezes and morning fog allow the grapes to slowly ripen to develop complex flavors while maintaining a pleasing natural acidity that is impossible to achieve in warmer areas. Farmed all naturally, without artificial pesticides or herbicides, and they are certified organic.
Vintage: The 2018 vintage was a bountiful vintage marked by cool, consistent temperatures and a timely rainfall for bud break in March and April. Harvest began on September tenth, and the grapes were of the highest quality with lower brix and high acidity.
Varietal: 100% Chardonnay
Appellation: Napa Valley Estate
Harvest date: Aug. 24 - Oct. 4, 2018
Sugar: 23.1 Brix (average)
Fermentation: indigenous yeast
Total acid: 7.2 g/L
Aging: Fermented and aged 10 months
Type of oak: French oak; 40% new, 60% neutral
Bottling date: January 2020
Deep, rich and generous, with a deep purple hue. Aromas of crushed violets, ripe berries, blueberry pop-tarts, black currant, licorice, chocolate-coated espresso beans, allspice, and cedar box. Full-bodied with a plush, velvety texture.
Polished with a very modern feel - think rich, concentrated, intense, deep and very long, with tons of sexy black fruit, and just the right touch of French oak. This stuff ROCKS for the price!
Inviting aromas of blackberries and blackcurrants woven together with baking spices, graphite, cocoa powder, anise and hints of mineral which all burst from the glass. The palate possesses a gorgeous full body that is round and voluptuous. Continues to impress as it displays excellent depth and finish.
Bursting with aromas of cherry, spice, hints of cranberry and tobacco. Flavors of cherry pie, pomegranate and cola with a soft elegant mouthfeel. Amazingly easy-drinking...
Dark, Juicy & Bold...
Deep red with a rich translucent core. Viscous legs adhere high up on the glass, while ruby color bands glide down amid a swirl. Aromas of black cherry, blackberry, red currant, spice, and elegantly toasted oak. The palate offers more bold fruit, eventually mellowing as soft tannins take hold.
Rich ruby in color and offers an enticing nose of red currant, cinnamon and blackberry. The palate is opulent, full-bodied, with cocoa-dusted dark chocolate truffle.
Tropical/citrus notes, and maintains the PERFECT acidity and freshness. Light straw hues in the glass with aromas of toasted brioche, baking spices, and candied lemon rind.
Harmonious aromas of apple, pear and melon blending perfectly with spicy hints of oak. Rich flavors of lemon crème brulee, crisp apple and white peach round out the backdrop to complete this delicious Russian River Valley Chardonnay.
Tropical & Fresh...
Aromas with peach and passion fruit, balanced with citrus tones of lime and grapefruit, and hints of green apple. The palate offers citrus and tropical flavors with a nice beam of acidity throughout.
Deep purple in color and loaded with rich fruit, driven with flavors of ripe plum, black cherry, hints of anise and white pepper. FANTASTIC! A brilliant version of this classic grape. Enjoy year-round.
This bottling builds upon the Rutherford terroir with loads of red fruit, warm oak with notes of vanilla, anise and cedar. Deep, dark chocolate covered raspberries, Morello cherry, and clove balanced by fine tannins and acidity.
A true representation of cool climate, high-elevation Chardonnay, this wine offers ripe fruit with incredible concentration, framed by intense acidity and minerality with ripe Bosc pear, lemon mousse, grilled pineapple, baking spices, sweet grass, a hint of quince and Tahitian vanilla.
Earthy notes of cherry bark, black raspberry, and cola nut, with touches of sweet clove and orange zest. Fresh pomegranate juice with herbaceous notes of spearmint, evergreen and a subtle hint of lemon verbena, flanked by racy acidity, refined tannins and a subtle salinity.
Aromas of dark cherry, spice, and tobacco. A full mid palate with flavors of black cherry, blueberry-pomegranate and cherry cola, spice, and adorned with toasty French oak in the background. Well rounded, integrated tannins, texturally appealing with a soft sleek mouthfeel.
93 Points, James Suckling
Deep notes of dense cassis, and touches of Elderflower and vanilla. Fresh mulberry and tart cherry throughout, with sweet cocoa powder, Mediterranean oregano, and supple integrated tannins.
95 Points, James Suckling
Vibrant lemon zest, cooked-apple, fresh peach, and racy minerality with touches of Acacia flower. Layers of praline, subtle pear and underripe nectarine beneath mouthwatering acidity. This offers a clean, linear palate with soft vanilla undertones.
94 Points, James Suckling
Deep black cherry and black raspberry layered with earthy notes of forest floor, plum and Jamaican allspice. English thyme and sarsaparilla carry through to a full body, round and soft tannins and a delicious, creamy aftertaste. Extremely rich, yet fresh and precise.