FIne Napa Valley Wines

2015 Chardonnay, Carneros, Napa Valley


The 2015 showcases how vintage 2015 will be remembered for high quality, low yields and fast thinking. It was one of Napa's earliest, smallest volume vintages as California's drought impact shifted the historic rhythm and health of many Napa Valley sites.  To respond, we shifted our white winemaking to the cooler Los Carneros AVA across an exciting new series of vineyards where we worked hard-in-hand with each vineyard crew and also employed new technologies, like optical sorting, to ensure we picked and crushed only the best quality grapes.

Inviting silky, round texture with saturated fruits and balanced oak aromatics.  Ripe tropical flavors of crushed pineapple, honeydew melon and honeycomb layered in harmony with baking spices, toasted almond, vanilla crème brulee and a kiss of butterscotch.  Bright lemon zest completes its smooth extended finish. Drinking deliciously now, and will age gracefully with proper cellaring.  Enjoy at its 2017 to 2019 peak for maximum fruit-forward character.  Decant or age longer to lessen fruits and amplify expressions of barrel aromatics of crème brulee, toasted almonds and baking spices.