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. This bright golden wine presents a toasty oak and buttery bouquet opening up to aromas of ripe citrus, apple and pear. The influence of “sur-lies” aging is apparent, providing a creamy texture and nuances of toasted bread. The initial taste impression is supple, round and textured, 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. This Chardonnay is rich and supple, finishing lively and crisp.