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Chardonnay Reserve, Carneros, Napa Valley

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    About This Wine

    Our 2010 Chardonnay Reserve introduces itself with creamy, yeasty, butterscotch-y aromas that quickly reveal lovely ripe peach and yellow apple fruit scents layered with nutmeg and cinnamon spice notes from the French oak barrels in which it was fermented and aged. Full-bodied, round and extremely rich and creamy on the palate, the 2010 vintage expertly marries lush apple, peach and crème brulee flavors with refreshing mineral tones, culminating in a long, lively finish buoyed by bright acidity and a hint of citrus zest. From our cool-climate estate vineyards in the Carneros district of southern Napa Valley. Beautifully structured, this sumptuous Chardonnay Reserve should age beautifully in bottle for another 5-7 years.

    By fermenting and barrel aging each clonal selection separately, and then blending only the very best barrel lots, we’re able to create a rich, luxurious style of Carneros Chardonnay with layers of complex aromas and flavors.