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2017 Reserve Chardonnay - Napa Valley bottle shot
Rutherford Ranch
Reserve

Chardonnay

Napa Valley

2017

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Olive Branch

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.

Vineyard Notes

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.

Food Pairing Notes

Pair this Chardonnay with dishes as diverse as pan seared halibut with a beurre blanc sauce, carbonara or Thai green curry with spring vegetables.