Baked pear and citrus, complemented with caramel and brown sugar from the French oak
Layered and complex with balance between roundness and crisp acidity. This delicate wine has flavors of baked green apple tart and tropical fruit that ow through the mouth, finishing with caramel, lemon zest and toasty oak
The winter of 2016-2017 broke the drought for most of California. Napa Valley received much needed rainfall throughout the season, totaling almost 60 inches of rain. The vines responded with full, healthy canopies for the long growing season. The weather was warm and sunny all season, which allowed the fruit to ripen at a slow and steady pace. With winds blowing in from the San Pablo Bay, Carneros temperatures are generally cooler and more moderate than regions further north, making it ideal for cultivating cool-loving Chardonnay grapes. The fruit for this Reserve Chardonnay is sourced from a single vineyard in the appellation, the family’s newest estate property.
10 months in French oak barrels, 85% new oak
Pair this Chardonnay with dishes as diverse as pan seared halibut with a beurre blanc sauce, carbonara or Thai green curry with spring vegetables.