This wine is a beautiful golden color, with aromas of apples, roasted nuts, toasted coconut and smoky oak. It is very full in the mouth with lots of weight on the palate. The flavors of this wine run towards apples and pears with less of the tropical characteristics normally present. It also has a softer acid structure than normal and a buttery/oaky flavor.
(From 2010 Vintage) Chardonnay's favored position among wine drinkers is well established. Our 2010 Chardonnay is fresh and lively yet pleasantly round with a gorgeously complex nose and a surprisingly lengthy finish. Think lemon chiffon pie: citrusy and bright yet a bit toasty and creamy. Vineyards in Napa Valley's cool southern end are at the heart of this wine's exquisite execution. Wine is made in the vineyard is a phrase heard often around here. Our 2010 vintage illustrates this fact very well. The utilization of whole-cluster pressing, barrel fermentation and sur lie aging are among the traditional steps employed to create this crowd-pleasing stylish wine.