Chardonnay 3L 2013
About This Wine
Color: bright yellow gold with hints of buttermilk and mercury
On the nose: explosion of brioche, gingerbread and crème brûlée with touches of apricot, quince and tomato stems lingering on citrus, honey, soap and butterscotch
On the palate: fresh entrance evolving on salted caramel with hints of butterscotch and citrus lingering on nutmeg, fresh pears and candied peaches
Overall 2013 was a typical Napa vintage. We had limited rain and a quite a bit of heat. This forced us to be creative in protecting the fruit from heat and sun exposure through canopy management and irrigation.
The white wines in 2013 are very expressive due to the great ripeness of the vintage. 2013 was about managing the heat and protecting the acidity of the grapes to balance the wine’s great ripeness and powerful fruit profile.