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2016 Barrel Select Chardonnay - Napa Valley bottle shot
Rutherford Ranch
Barrel Select

Chardonnay

Napa Valley

2016

  • Appellation: Napa Valley
  • Aging: Stainless Steel and French Oak Barrels
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
Olive Branch
Comforting notes of baked pear, honey, toasty oak nots and hints of hazelnuts. 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 baked apple pie.

Food Pairing Notes

This is a deliciously versatile wine. Pair with eggs benedict, steak with béarnaise sauce, cheddar cheese and of course, lobster!

Production Notes

Winemakers across Napa Valley reported another stellar harvest for 2016. Bud break began early due to a warm spring, followed by a summer season with moderate daytime temperatures and cool evenings. Harvest began in mid-August with the picking of our white grape varietals. October then saw heavy rains which brought the 2016 harvest to a close.