This Napa Valley classic has floral pear and lemon aromatics with hints of apple, cream and spice. The rich, balanced flavors are supple and broad through the center leading to a crisp finish. The dynamic flavor profile includes pear, white fig, citrus and cream.
Rich aromas of citrus, apple, floral and minerals followed by flavors of lemon, lime and stone fruit with a crisp, lingering finish. Enjoy today with rotisserie chicken, veal piccata and lemon seasoned seafood, or bottle age for at least 3-5 years for additional complexity.
This Napa Valley classic has floral aromatics with hints of pear, limestone and spice. The rich, well balanced flavors are supple and broad through the center leading to a crisp finish. The dynamic flavor profile includes pear, white fig, citrus and cream notes. The winemaking style and vinification techniques make this Chardonnay ideal to enjoy tonight but also gives it exceptional aging potential and the ability to mature in the bottle for at least 8-10 years.
Winemaker Paul Scotto refers to the 2015 JMC Chardonnay as, "Shaped like an inverted pear that starts out round and finishes crisp with lemon zest." A great mind picture to describe this very "modern Chablis-like" Chardonnay from Napa Valley's highly regarded Simone Vineyard with its elegant lime and apple nose accented by just a hint of tropical fruit. The palate is rich and full exhibiting pristine balance between fruit, oak and acidity as it leads to a long, bright, crisp finish bringing all of the aromatic and flavor elements together while lingering on and leaving us wanting another sip.
The fruit for our 2014 Chardonnay was grown in the Oak Knoll District located near the southern end of Napa Valley. Our combination of 50% whole cluster press, 30% barrel fermentation and 12 months in a combination of new and used French oak lends a true Burgundian character to the finished wine. The palate is crisp yet subtle with lively acidity and notes of pear, apple, quince and citrus complementing dynamic minerality leading to a long clean finish.
Hand harvested from the Oak Knoll District and whole cluster pressed immediately upon arrival at the winery. Stainless steel fermentation partially finished in French oak Burgundy barrels. Nine months of barrel aging enhanced the brightness, character and elegance of the fruit. Subtle, complex notes of citrus, melons, pineapple, mangoes and minerals. Full bodied and well balanced to enhance a broad range of cuisine; will continue to develop for several years.