Aromas of lavender-scented lemon curd entice the palate; the smooth, silky middle leads to a refreshing finish.
The moderately warm and dry summer promoted a lush mid-palate; through judicious handling of the fermentation and aging in the cellar, the Chardonnay maintained a refreshing long finish.
In 2009, heavy rains swept through Napa Valley, affecting many wineries. We harvested this Chardonnay some 10 days before the downpour, and the fruit proved of excellent quality.
Bottled March 2010.
100% barrel fermented.
Aged surlies for 7 months in 50% new French oak.
Pairs well with roasted chicken and root vegetables.