Our 2017 vintage has fresh aromas and flavors of luscious white peach, ripe apricot, vanilla and toasty oak with vibrant notes of citrus and tropical fruits. Crisp and clean on the palate, with a creamy texture and silky finish. Ten months of sur lies aging enhances this Chardonnay’s rich complexity and develops an elegant, creamy mouthfeel.
- Appellation: Carneros
- Aging: 10 months in French and American oak
- Alcohol: 14.5
- Blend: 100% Chardonnay
Carneros is our newest family-owned vineyard. The appellation received its official AVA (American Viticultural Area) in 1983 because of its unique terroir. With temperatures somewhat more moderate than growing regions to the north, marine influences and soil types make it ideal for the cultivation of the cool-loving Chardonnay grape.
Food Pairing Notes
Try this Chardonnay with roasted lemon chicken, grilled Ahi or decadent baked ziti pasta.
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.