Nose

Aromas of honeysuckle and peach.

Palate

Its medium body reveals hints of minerality and complexity from nine months of sur lies aging.

Growing Conditions

2016 saw another nearly perfect vintage in the Napa Valley. Winter precipitation afforded relief from drought concerns but a very nice Spring and mild Summer brought slightly less than average yields, smaller clusters and more concentration in the fruit. Mid October brought substantial rains to the region, the first in quite some years, however we were fortunate to already have all of our grapes in.

Winemaking

Whole cluster pressed. Fermented and aged in stainless steel as well as neutral French oak barrels.

Aging

Aged on the lees for nine months with minimal racking and minimal stirring.

Appearance

Our 2016 Chardonnay demonstrates a brilliant, youthful color.