Color: light yellow gold with hints of white gold on the rim
On the nose: apricot, pecan, cashew, banana and fresh baked bread, lingering on marzipan, cinnamon, cedar box, quince and honey
On the palate: soft entrance evolving on roundness and supported by acidity, with touches of vanilla bean, pear and pineapple with hints of lemon and grapefruit
2010 was a very cool vintage with high levels of acidity and more subtle and fresh aromas in balance with the great extraction of Napa Valley. We did quite a bit of stirring on the lees to build up the mouthfeel while still preserving the malic acid.
the grapes ripened evenly. With the Chardonnay we
were able to bring in grapes with high sugars while
still maintaining acidity. This brought a lot of finesse,
elegance and minerality to this Chardonnay.