2017
Napa Signature Collection

Chardonnay
Description

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.

Tasting Notes
Aroma: 

The 2017 vintage of our Signature Collection Chardonnay opens with alluring white fruit, honeydew, and notes of jasmine and spice.

Palate: 

Creamy entry on the palate, this wine displays luscious flavors of lychee and cantaloupe with citrus undertones. The finish is balanced with toasty oak flavors and 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: 13.5%
  • TA: 6.7 g/l
  • pH: 3.58
  • Fermentation:
    •  10 month 100% Barrel Fermented
    • 34% New French oak 
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Mesquite Grilled Lobster
Cheese & Nuts:
Brie
Fruits & Vegetables:
Kiwi Fruit
Sauces:
Garlic Butter
Grains:
Toasted Polenta
$40