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2017 Chardonnay - Napa Valley bottle shot
Rutherford Ranch
Chardonnay
Napa Valley

2017

  • Aging: Stainless Steel and French Oak
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
Olive Branch
Comforting notes of baked apple pie with toasted oak notes of caramel and spice. Opens up to reveal mineral and fruity aromas including ripe Asian pear, dried apricot and white peach. A full-bodied wine with bright acidity, suffusing oak flavors show as vanilla and sweet-oak through to the palate. Finishes with a hint of lemon meringue pie.

Food Pairing Notes

This is a deliciously versatile wine. Enjoy as an aperitif or pair with chicken and grilled fish entrees, creamy vegetable soups or a selection of your favorite cheeses.

Production Notes

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.