Chardonnay Napa Valley 2015 Case
About This Wine
On the nose: Explosion of apricots, tangerines, star anis, brioche, licorice
On the palate: Bright entrance evolving on minerality with touches of stone fruit, pear, grapefruit, coffee, green apple lingering on orange sorbet, tangerine ice cream
Blend: 100% Chardonnay
Fermentation: 100% barrel fermented sur lie
Aging: 18 months in 100% French oak; 35% new and 65% 1-year-old barrels
The integration of several different clones of Chardonnay brings unique characteristics to this multifaceted wine which is naturally fermented, unfined and unfiltered. At Los Olivos, one of the coldest sites in Napa Valley due to the marine winds from the San Pablo Bay as well as the Petaluma Gap, the temperature protects the exceptional freshness and allows the Wente and Hyde clones to fully express themselves while Caldwell Vineyard brings roundness and depth.