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2017 Chardonnay

2017 Chardonnay
Napa Valley

Tasting Notes

We love the balance of toasty aromatics and expressive fruit this Chardonnay opens with; bread pudding and créme brulee against a backdrop of stewed apricot and some of the rich buttery notes we expect from this style. Its bright acid balance and lingering, dry finish are what we look for in high quality Chardonnay. Enjoy now or age in your cellar for a few years. Yes, this a Chardonnay that can age well.

Tasting Update Summer 2022: Looks like we were right, this Chardonnay has a lot of life left in it. Several years later the minerality of this wine really strikes us in addition to our original notes, and we love the mouth-filling richness. The apricot is perhaps a little more subtle now, but the color is bright and youthful, and this wine could easily age for another 5 years.

Food Pairing

This gem pairs well with baked Brie as an appetizer, especially if served with apricot jam. You can’t go wrong with shellfish and a buttery sauce here, think crab with butter and fresh sourdough bread, or lobster roll. For a vegetarian pairing try it with couscous with blistered cherry tomatoes and toasted almonds.

Winemaking Notes

100% Chardonnay fermented and aged in 33% New French, 33% 2nd year French, 33% 3rd year French Barrels for nine months.

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