Chardonnay Napa Valley 2015
About This Wine
Color: Bright yellow with diamond and mercury on the rim
On the nose: Explosion of apricot, tangerine, star anis, brioche, licorice
On the palate: Bright entrance evolving on minerality with touches of stone fruit, pear, grapefruit, coffee and green apple lingering on orange sorbet and tangerine ice cream
"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 late spring, which helped protect the fragrance and acidity of what became very balanced wines. The white wines possess incredible backbones and very well-developed aromatics."
- Jean Hoefliger