Chardonnay Napa Valley 1.5L 2013
About This Wine
On the nose: explosion of brioche, gingerbread, crème brûlée with touches of apricots, quince, tomato stems lingering on citrus, honey, soap, butterscotch
On the palate: fresh entrance evolving on salted caramel with hints of butterscotch, citrus lingering on nutmeg, fresh pear, candied peach
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.