Chardonnay Reserve 2010
About This Wine
Color: brilliant, deep yellow aged gold with touches of diamond on the rim
On the nose: wet stone, granite, pineapple, caramel, pear, toasted bread and white chocolate, lingering on mango and minerality
On the palate: soft, vibrant entrance evolving on beautiful acidity with touches of pear, lingering on star fruit and apple crumble
2010 was a very cool vintage with high levels of acidity which protect fragile aromas and give a great backbone to the wine. The growing season allowed the aromatics to be a little less ripe and more subtle, and fresh because at no time was the grape burned by heat. The consequences of that are that the wines are well in balance with lower alcohol levels but still the extraction of great Napa Valley terroir.