Our Reserve Chardonnay took home a Gold medal in Best Napa Chardonnay in its class! Fans of Chardonnay and French oak will delight in this second vintage of Reserve Chardonnay!
Wine Making Notes
Aging 11 months is 40% new French oak and 60% for 1 year in neutral French oak, this is a beautiful mix of native and classic fermentation. The Reserve Chardonnay is aged in Burgundy's finest barrels. We use a mixture of coopers (barrel makers) and varying barrel toast levels to complement the rich, lively fruit from the Red Hen Vineyard. Aromas of ripe citrus and tropical fruits meet confectionary and warm baking spice tones on the palate. Finishes up with balanced minerality and lush texture. Stylistcally, this wine fills up a very large canvas!
Warm apple pie aromatics lead to a lush, creamy palate of Gala and Granny Smith apple with nuances of butterscotch, pear and juicy citrus fruit. This is a rich, full-bodied Chardonnay that will age nicely for those patient enough to wait.
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