Toyon Vineyard Chardonnay Napa Valley 1.5L 2015
About This Wine
On the nose: Nice orange zest, wet granite, marmalade, toasted bread, apricots, milk chocolates, daffodils, quince jelly
On the palate: Lovely coated entrance evolving on freshness with touches of vanilla, citrus, chili cherry, green banana, lingering on walnut, almond with touches of pineapple
Blend: 100% Chardonnay
Fermentation: 100% barrel fermented
Aging: 16 months, 30% new French oak, 70% 1-year-old French oak barrels
The saying of big things come in small packages is true when it comes to the 2015 vintage. While the yields were low, the quality was high. The growing period began with uncommonly warm temperatures in the late winter and early spring which resulted in an early bud break and bloom. Alpha Omega started and completed harvest the earliest in its history. Most white grapes ripened in the winter, which helped protect the fragrance and acidity of what became very balanced wines. The white wines possess incredible backbones and very well-developed aromatics.