2013 Chardonnay Farmstead
Our Chardonnay is sourced from vineyards in the southern area of the Napa Valley close to the cooling influences of the San Pablo Bay.
2013 was a superb vintage. The unusually long season, moderate temperatures without a major heat spike, and lack of rains made for one of the best vintages in recent memory. An early spring bud break allowed our vineyards to get a two-week head start on the vintage, and the lack of frost meant that yields were excellent while the longer growing season allowed for full ripeness.
100% Neutral Oak
Primary fermentation in Stainless Steel followed by Malo-lactic fermentation in neutral oak barrels allows the classic texture of this varietal to shine while preserving the wines natural acidity. Aromatics of candied lemon, oyster shell and pine forest are in harmony with a fleshy, well-textured palate.
Food Pairing Notes
Perfect with our Lacinato kale salad with chile pequin, lemon dressing and toasted parmesan.