Napa Cellars Chardonnay 2015
August 24 – September 18, 2015
T.A.: 0.54 g / 100ml
8 Months in 100% French Oak barrels, 36% New
The Napa Cellars 2015 Chardonnay displays the classic Napa Valley Chardonnay characteristics indicative of this region. Aromas of baked apple, ripe pear, caramel and light toffee excite the senses. Flavors of baked apple/pear torte, toasted pastry, lingering carmalized, honeyed finish with crème brulee notes. This Chardonnay exhibits good viscosity and roundness in palate yields to balanced acidity in the finish. This is the perfect wine to pair with a Camembert French cheese plate drizzled with local honey and almond halves, or with panna cotta topped with fresh berries for dessert.
Grapes for the 2015 Napa Cellars Chardonnay were selected from vineyards in renowned Chardonnay locations including south Napa Valley and Oak Knoll. The 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. These coastal effects also allow for a longer growing season, giving the fruit more time on the vine and helping produce energetic acidity and flavorful fruit.
At Napa Cellars, the Chardonnay grapes are carefully hand-picked, harvested and crushed. At the winery, the wine is fermented and aged for eight months in French oak barrels, 36% new.
(Nov 11, 2017 at 3:25 PM)
This is one of the best chardonnays I have ever had in the last 40 years. Bold, robust, oak, creamy and absolutely delicious! A $40 taste at half the price.
(Jan 9, 2018 at 7:55 PM)
Stunning! I feel somewhat a traitor because as a New Zealander we have fab Chardonnay’s but this is honestly one of best ever.