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2017 Reserve Chardonnay - Napa Valley bottle shot
Rutherford Ranch
Reserve

Chardonnay

Napa Valley

2017

  • Appellation: Carneros
  • Aging: 10 months in French oak barrels, 85% new oak
  • Alcohol: 14.5%
Olive Branch
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.

Vineyard 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.

Food Pairing Notes

Try this Chardonnay with roasted lemon chicken, grilled Ahi or decadent baked ziti pasta.

Production Notes

100% Chardonnay, aged for 10 months in French and American oak.