2016
Alexander Valley

Chardonnay
Description

The grapes for our Chardonnay come from the formidable Alexander Valley, where warm days and nights allow rich flavors development and maturation.

 

Tasting Notes
Aroma: 

Sumptuous aromas of Asian pear and lemon zest.

Palate: 

Upon the palate, flavors of apple, melon, honey and figs are accented with a touch of caramel vanilla. Rich and spreading, well-balanced acidity leads to a crisp, elegant finish. 

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

The 2016 vintage across California was a near-perfect growing season. A mild winter and spring along led to warm days and cool nights in the summer, and grape growers were able to maintain ideal acid levels with balanced, concentrated fruit flavors.

 

Tech Notes
  • Appellation: Alexander Valley
  • Varietal: 100% Chardonnay
  • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • T/A: 4.9 G/L
  • Production: 340 Cases
  • Aging:
    • 12 months in 100%  French oak 
    • 5% New Oak
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Mussels Mouclade
Cheese & Nuts:
Hard Cheeses
$40