2016 Chardonnay 750
Our Chardonnay blocks are nestled at the lowest elevation of our Estate, down by Conn Creek where they are surrounded on three sides by trees. The resulting environment encourages a crisp Chardonnay with a wide flavor profile that conveys the soil’s minerality and cool location. The 2015/2016 winter was very dry but rains in the spring gave a much-needed drink of water to the vines right at bud break. We harvested our Chardonnay significantly earlier than usual in order to ensure the acidity and freshness of the wine.
The grapes were whole-berry cluster pressed, and fermented in Burgundian barrels without malolactic fermentation. The wine was aged in the same French barrels for nine months (20% new) before bottling in June 2017.
100% ESTATE GROWN, PRODUCED & BOTTLED, NAPA VALLEY AVA