Napa Cellars Chardonnay 2018 (Napa Valley, California) "...ripe pear, crème brulee, lemon curd..."
Classic, Napa Valley Chardonnay. What they create from the land ought to express its character. Wine, perhaps more than anything else, has the innate ability to convey a sense of place, to tell the story of the soil, the wind, the earth beneath the vines. Their wines are the story of Napa Valley. Grapes were selected from vineyards in renowned Chardonnay locations including south Napa Valley, Oak Knoll and Carneros. Proximity of these vineyards to the fog and breeze from San Francisco and Marin Bay creates a cooler climate, which is ideal for growing Chardonnay. Coastal effects allow for a longer growing season, giving the fruit more time on the vine and helping produce energetic acidity and flavorful fruit. Aged in 100% French oak barrels.
"This wine is 100% barrel-fermented and aged in 27% new French oak, making for a creamy feel that will widely appeal. Effusive and broadly structured, it offers notes of clove, baked apple, mango and a lasting tease of coconut." - 90 Points, Wine Enthusiast