2016 Napa Signature Collection | Boisset Collection
Chardonnay

2016 Napa Signature Collection

The Signature Collection is a series of limited-production wines available only through your Boisset Wine Ambassador. Sourced from our finest estate vineyards and longtime vineyard partners, each wine represents our winemaking team’s commitment to crafting wines worthy of our five generation winemaking legacy in Napa Valley.

$35.00

Tasting Notes

Aroma: 

The 2016 vintage of our Signature Collection Chardonnay opens with alluring honeydew melon, orange blossom and allspice aromas with notes of crème caramel.

Palate: 

Creamy entry on the palate, this wine displays luscious flavors of lychee and cantaloupe with hints of gingersnap. The finish is balanced with toasty oak and a bright acidity.

Winemaking

Vintage Notes: 

The grapes for our Signature Collection Napa Valley Chardonnay are grown in our estate vineyards in Jameson Canyon, at the southern part of the Napa Valley, just east of Carneros. The grapes spend afternoons in temperatures warmer than the valley floor, but the mornings and evenings are spent in fog with cool, marine breezes ultimately helping to evenly ripen the grapes. This area is ideal for producing Chardonnay with bright acidity and creamy, citrus flavors.

After whole cluster pressing the grapes, the juice was 100% barrel fermented with a combination of native and inoculated fermentation. The wine was aged for 10 months in barrel with 24% new French oak with no malolactic to provide true varietal complexity and a medium-plus body.

Tech Notes

  • Appellation: Napa Valley 
  • Varietal: 100% Chardonnay 
  • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • TA: 7.7
  • pH: 3.49
  • Fermentation:
    • 10 month 100% Barrel Fermented
    • 24% New French oak 

Pairs Well With

Meats & Fish: 
Mesquite Grilled Lobster
Cheese & Nuts: 
Brie
Fruits & Vegetables: 
Sautéed Mushrooms
Sauces: 
Garlic Butter
Grains: 
Toasted Polenta