"Pure, rich and graceful, centered on a core of green apple, pear, melon and spice, holding focus and ending with a long, persistent aftertaste. A classic old-school Napa Chardonnay. Drink now. 6,800 cases made" –Jun-16
This Chardonnay is made using fruit grown on elite vineyards in some of the coolest regions of Napa Valley. The majority of the grapes come from Kelly Ranch, which overlooks the San Pablo Bay, where marine infuences and shallow soils composed of clay and gravel create optimal growing conditions for Chardonnay.
The wine is aged on its lees for 8 months in 1/3 new French oak barrels. For added texture and viscosity, a significant portion of the wine undergoes malolactic fermentation.