This wine has fresh and vibrant aromas of sliced green apple, white peach, and honeysuckle with integrated notes of baked apple and puff pastry on the palate. It is round, layered, and complex with a refreshing acidity that leads to a full and lengthy finish.
It was never clear how this adventure was going to turn out. In the late 60’s when my family started to grow wine grapes in Napa Valley, there was no one to show them the way. There was plenty of advice, to be sure, but in truth no one had started a successful Napa vineyard since Prohibition. They were, in a word, crazy.
The yields were lower than usual, given the drought conditions, but the resulting wines are all excellent and reflect our unique location in the Oak Knoll DIstrict at the cooler southern end of Napa Valley.
Our Signature Chardonnay pairs exceptionally well with Chef Chris’ Trefethen Cioppino. The classic acidity cuts through the richness of the tomatoes, while the wine’s flavors complement the savory fish and shellfish ingredients.