Nose

Toasted almonds, caramel, baked apple on the nose.

Palate

Crème Brûlée on the palate.

Growing Conditions

This Chardonnay comes from our estate vineyard along the Napa River. Grapes at this vineyard benefit from sandy, well-drained soil. They are protected by extended early morning fog and can ripen slowly, thereby developing complex flavors. Growing conditions in 2015 were ideal for our Chardonnay grapes. Warm days and cool nights allowed for optimal growing conditions. The grapes were harvested in mid-September at the peak of ripeness. The 2015 Estate Dijon Chardonnay is a full-bodied expression of Chardonnay’s varietal character. The varietal itself originates from the heart of Burgundy, hence the name, Dijon Chardonnay

Aging

55% new French oak, 45% neutral oak Experienced sur lees bâtonnage

Food Pairing

Salmon, risotto, cream based cheeses.