2016
Generations

Chardonnay
Description

The grapes for the Generations Chardonnay come from our estate vineyards in Jameson Canyon located at the southern end of Napa Valley and a vineyard over 1,400 feet in elevation in the Atlas Peak appellation. The Jameson Canyon estate vineyard is planted on rolling hills with cooling winds from the nearby Pacific Ocean that provide a long, cool growing season enhancing the intensity of the Chardonnay flavors.

Tasting Notes
Aroma: 

Our 2016 Generations Chardonnay offers striking floral and citrus notes that are complemented by pear and honeysuckle. 

Palate: 

Rich and viscous, flavors of crème brulée, apricot and a touch of allspice spread across the palate. This is a structured wine that is round and plush with good acidity and nicely integrated oak.

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

The 2016 vintage across California was a near-perfect growing season. A mild winter and spring led to a steady and mild July and August, followed by warm days at the end of the season for the perfect ripeness. With warm days and cool nights in the summer, grape growers were able to maintain ideal acid levels with balanced, concentrated fruit flavors.

Tech Notes
  • Appelation: Napa Valley
  • Varietal: 100% Chardonnay
  • Alcohol: 4.5% ABV
  • pH: 3.76
  • TA: 4.8 g/L
  • Fermentation:
    • 100% Barrel fermented
    • 100% Malolactic fermentation
  • Ageing
    • 15 months 
    • 63% New French oak
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Spicy Grilled Shrimp, Grilled Chicken, Pork or Veal Roast, Grilled Halibut
Cheese & Nuts:
Brie, Camembert, Gouda, Provolone, Brie; Camembert; Gouda; Provolone; Almonds
Fruits & Vegetables:
Mango, Apple & Goat Cheese Almond Salad, Squash
Sauces:
Cream Sauce; Pesto Sauce
Grains:
Paella
Desserts:
Banana Bread
$60