2017
Generations

Chardonnay
Description

A mix of specialized Old Wente and Dijon clones, our 2017 Generations Napa Valley Chardonnay was whole cluster pressed and fermented in French oak barrels with 100% native yeast fermentation and achieved 100% native malolactic fermentation. The wine was then aged for 15
months in 58% new French oak, primarily from cooper’s Francois Frere, Baron and Seg Moreau. The wine is aged sur-lie for a creamy texture and broader mouthfeel before being bottled unfiltered.

Tasting Notes
Aroma: 

Bright aromas of grapefruit, mango and lemon tart.

Palate: 

 A rich and creamy palate leads to flavors of warm caramel, nutmeg and a touch of toasted bread. This is a medium to full bodied wine that features a plush mouthfeel, wellbalanced, fresh acidity and nicely integrated oak.

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

The grapes for the Generations Chardonnay come from our estate vineyards in Jameson Canyon located at the southern end of Napa Valley and a vineyard over 1,400 feet in elevation in the Atlas Peak appellation. The Jameson Canyon estate vineyard is planted on rolling hills with cooling winds from the nearby Pacific Ocean that provide a long, cool growing season enhancing the intensity of the Chardonnay flavors and maintaining bright, balanced acidity.

Tech Notes
  • Appelation: Napa Valley
  • Varietal: 100% Chardonnay
  • Alcohol: 14.5% ABV
  • pH: 3.61
  • TA: 5.1 g/L
  • Fermentation:
    • 100% Barrel fermented
    • 100% Malolactic fermentation
  • Ageing
    •  15 months 
    • 58% New French oak
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Spicy Grilled Shrimp, Grilled Chicken, Pork or Veal Roast, Grilled Halibut
Cheese & Nuts:
Mango, Apple & Goat Cheese Almond Salad, Squash
Sauces:
Cream Sauce; Pesto Sauce
Grains:
Paella
Desserts:
Banana Bread
$60