From the vineyards of one of the most acclaimed grape growers in the
Napa Valley, an intense wine, rich with depth, balance and length.
This is a very special Chardonnay vintage that may rival the best I have
worked with such as the 1987, 1990, 1992, 1997, 2007. 100% Chardonnay (75% Old Chablis Clone, 25% Old Wente Clone –
originally a selection from Meursault.)
The wine was barrel fermented and aged in specially made French oak
Burgundy for 11 months, 50% new. There was no malolactic
fermentation, so this wine retains its bright natural acidity and as a result
will age for many years.