2021 Chardonnay Napa Valley


Total $35

Fruit for our Napa Valley Chardonnay was selected from our distinctive vineyards as well as from growers with whom we have long-term relationships. This particular combination of terroirs results in an exceptionally expressive, complex wine.

Stone Fruit
Sweet Toast

Citrus Blossom
Summer Lemon

ABV 13.5%

Vintage 2021

Acidity 5.3 g/L

pH 3.6

Residual Sugar 1.2 g/L

Composition 100% Chardonnay

Pairs well with chicken pot pie and grilled cheese sandwich

The 2021 Napa Valley Chardonnay includes fruit from Carneros and Stags Leap District. The cool climate and clay loam soils of Carneros create an elegant core, while our estate vineyard in Stags Leap District adds complexity and richness.

The 2021 vintage was excellent and mild. Moderate drought resulted in a lower-than-average yield, but produced small, deeply concentrated berries of excellent quality. The fruit was harvested by hand from August 26 through October 16. Lots underwent primary fermentation in the barrel, were inoculated and tracked through malolactic fermentation, and then stopped when they reached the ideal balance of richness and acidity. The wine aged sur lie for 6 months in French oak (20% new) to add texture and a gentle toastiness.