The 2016 vintage of our Signature Collection Chardonnay
opens with alluring honeydew melon, orange blossom and
allspice aromas with notes of crème caramel.
Creamy entry on
the palate, this wine displays luscious flavors of lychee and
cantaloupe with hints of gingersnap. The finish is balanced
with toasty oak and a bright acidity
The grapes for our Signature Collection Napa Valley
Chardonnay are grown in our estate vineyards in Jameson
Canyon, at the southern part of the Napa Valley, just east of
Carneros. The grapes spend afternoons in temperatures
warmer than the valley floor, but the mornings and evenings
are spent in fog with cool, marine breezes ultimately helping to
evenly ripen the grapes. This area is ideal for producing
Chardonnay with bright acidity and creamy, citrus flavors.
After whole cluster pressing the grapes, the juice was 100%
barrel fermented with a combination of native and inoculated
The wine was aged for 10 months in barrel with
24% new French oak with no malolactic to provide true
varietal complexity and a medium-plus body.