Golden as the hills in a California summer, the 2015 Carneros Chardonnay opens with aromas of guava, pear and a hint of butterscotch. Copious layers of flavors are found on the palate—from vanilla and caramel covered apples to honeysuckle, lemon curd and a touch of almond. The wine is bright and juicy.
Our Napa Valley collection sources grapes from our four vineyards, and some from our favorite neighbors, including Beckstoffer, Red Barn, Quarry, and Sangiacomo. Our Napa Valley Cabernet, Chardonnay, Petite Sirah, and Pinot Noir are all aged in French oak barrels, with one-third in new barrels, one-third in once-used barrels, and one-third in twice-used barrels, for balance.