Nose

Bursting with fresh notes of lemon and honey aromas.

Palate

This delicately balanced wine plays on the palate with brisk tangerine and green apple notes that lead to a creamy toasted almond middle and a bright citrus note.

Growing Conditions

The 2014 Napa Valley Chardonnay is made with grapes from vineyards along the Napa River in the Oak Knoll District using both Dijon 95 and Wente clones. Fertile, but well-drained soils with a morning fog layer provide perfect slow growing conditions for optimal Chardonnay flavor development.

Winemaking

This wine was barrel fermented in 40% new French Oak with the remainder in neutral barrels. The wine experienced full malolactic fermentation and was aged sur lies for 15 months before being bottled in February 2016.