2013
Nostalgic

Chardonnay
Description

A portion of the grapes for the Nostalgic Chardonnay come from our estate vineyards in Jameson Canyon with the balance from select growers across Napa County. The estate vineyards are planted on rolling hills at the southern end of Napa Valley. The growing conditions in the Jameson Canyon are very similar to Carneros, the neighboring appellation just west of the Napa River. Winds flow through Jameson Canyon, carrying in the cooling influence of the nearby Pacific Ocean and providing a long, cool growing season that enhances the intensity of the Chardonnay flavors.

Tasting Notes
Aroma: 

The 2013 Nostalgic Selection Napa County Chardonnay opens with alluring aromas of honeysuckle and stone fruit notes.  

Palate: 

Beautifully balanced, this wine displays its finesse with flavors of ripe apple and lemon leading to a long harmonious finish.

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

"Classic" and "perfect" are just two accolades being bestowed upon the 2013 Napa Valley growing season and harvest. Textbook conditions saw near-ideal spring bud break, steady flowering, even fruit set, and a lengthy stretch of warm days and cool and often foggy nights during the long summer months. Late and light rains held off until Napa Valley's treasured wine grapes found optimal ripeness, bringing exceptional quality to the crush pad and to the cellar.

Tech Notes
  • Appellation: Napa Valley 
  • Varietal: 100% Chardonnay
  • Alcohol: 13.5% by volume 
  • pH: 3.64 
  • Titratable Acidity: 5.8 
  • Aged in oak & stainless steel:
  • Months in Barrel: 8
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Grilled Salmon or Butter Poached Lobster
Cheese & Nuts:
Light Cheddar
Fruits & Vegetables:
Snow Peas
Grains:
Rich Pastas
$20