2016
Nº 76

Chardonnay
Description

N° 76 recalls 1976, the year a young Jean-Charles had his first experience of phenomenal wines and was thus ushered into the exciting, multidimensional world of flavor. 1976 was also the year of the famous tasting in Paris that put California wines on the international map.

For Jean-Charles Boisset, California chardonnays often possess an underlying SPICY quality, the hallmark of grapes fermented and aged in especially fine new oak barrels. While ripe grapes give this wine LUSCIOUS flavor, there’s an unmistakable restraint to N° 76 which marks it as undeniably ELEGANT.

Tasting Notes
Appearance: 

Stunning pale gold.

Aroma: 

Opening with rich, fruit aromatics, notes of mandarin orange, Asian pear, honey dew, and a touch nutmeg.

Palate: 

On the palate, you are met with warm notes of crème brulée, baked spice and hints of honey suckle.

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

This 2016 Chardonnay explodes right out of the glass. This wine is layered, integrated and well balanced with a bright, yet creamy long finish.

Tech Notes
  • Varietal: 100 % Chardonnay
  • Appellation: Napa Valley
  • Aging: 11 months in 100% French oak
    • 47% new oak
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Fresh Crab & Grilled Sea Bass
Cheese & Nuts:
Soft-ripened Cheeses
Sauces:
Lemon Beurre Blanc
Grains:
Light Fettuccine
SKU:
JCH76163
$76