Displaying tropical blossoms, toast and vanilla on the nose.
wine follows through with the perfect balance of crisp fruit and a touch of oak,
with lively acidity on the palate, leading to a lush, full finish.
Oakville Ranch is the original mountain vineyard of the Oakville sub-appellation,
a tiny district that produces some of Napa Valley’s most celebrated Cabernets.
A place of dramatic beauty and dedication to organic farming, Oakville Ranch
farms its hollows and terraces in a well-planned program of sustainability, and has
crafted singular wines expressive of its distinctive terroir since 1989.
Our 2012 Chardonnay was produced from our “Bobcat” Chardonnay blocks,
which recently came to fruition at Oakville Ranch. Named for the wild cats
sometimes spotted there, these blocks are planted to five Chardonnay clones
carefully selected by our viticulture expert Phil Coturri, and planted in a specific
site that encourages their optimum expression of flavor. Oakville Ranch is one
of the only Chardonnay growers and producers in the Oakville district. The wisdom of the decisions made in the vineyard is evident in the 2012
September 15, 2012
August 14, 2013
11 days in barrel
11 months in 70% new French oak barrels