2021 Chardonnay

Our string of fresh exuberant chardonnays continues with the glorious 2021 vintage.  Soaring aromatics of mint, sage, lemon peel, beeswax, white pepper and rain on pavement complement the classic fruit flavors of crisp apple and pear.  This wine is filled with verve and energy from start to finish, possessing rounded luxuriance in the attack and an exciting crispness that builds with each second in your mouth.  A beautiful wine that is precisely the chardonnay we want to be making. 

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Appellation: Napa Valley
Vintage: 2021
Harvest: September 2021
Fermentation: 10% New French
Oak 90% Neutral Oak
Cooperage: 10% New French
Oak 90% Neutral Oak
Blend: 100% Chardonnay
Alcohol: 14.2%
Bottling: July 2022
Production: 1682 cases
Release Date: October 2022
Release Price: 48.00

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  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine: December 2022 - Rating: 90

    By no means a light Chardonnay, but not nearly as fully packed as its maker’s Vintner Select Cuvée version, this wine shows the same sense of obvious youth and is similarly in need of time to fully stretch out and open. It smacks of fresh apples and sweet limes lightly accented by sweet oak and earns good grades for its brightness, its stamina and its notable length. A bit of age is advised but not required.