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2018 Reserve Chardonnay - Carneros bottle shot
Rutherford Ranch
Reserve

Chardonnay

Carneros

2018

  • Appellation: Carneros
  • Aging:
  • Alcohol: 14.5%

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

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

Production Notes

Layered and complex with balance between roundness and crisp acidity. This delicate wine has flavors of baked green apple tart and tropical fruit that flow through the mouth, finishing with caramel, lemon zest and toasty oak.

Aged 10 months in French oak barrels, 85% new oak.

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