AWARD WINNER-2014 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competion- Gold Medal
Shows aromas of buttery, toasty oak with ripe pear and grapefruit. A velvety mouthfeel is followed by mouth-watering fruit flavors and an excellent acid balance. The lingering aftertaste has citrus and mineral overtones and a sweet, woody finish of vanilla and hints of toasted nuts
Chardonnay grapes harvested from a vineyard at the south end of the Napa Valley Appellation, where the cool San Francisco Bay breezes are ideal for this variety
100 % Barrel fermentation, 50% new French oak barrels, all aged “sur lie” (on the yeast) for 10 months and stirred to re-suspend the yeast, enhancing aromas and adding texture and volume to the mouth.
Food Pairing Notes
This Chardonnay is rich and supple, finishing lively and crisp. Try with Dungeness crab, other shellfish, rich sauces or your favorite chicken and grilled vegetable dishes.
1,295 cases (750 mL), 36 bottles 1.5 mL Magnums