2010 Chappellet Napa Valley Chardonnay 750ml
Chappellet’s Napa Valley Chardonnay is produced from fruit grown in the coolest regions of Napa Valley. Overlooking the San Pablo Bay, Kelly Ranch receives the benefits of the Bay’s marine influences, creating optimal growing conditions for Chardonnay. Shallow soils composed of clay and gravel support low vigor vines with yields of approximately 3 tons per acre. This wine was aged on its lees for eight months in one‐third new French oak barrels. For added texture and viscosity, a significant portion of the wine underwent malolactic fermentation.
WINE SPECTATOR REVIEW: Combines richness with density and a tight core of pear, melon, green apple and light cedary oak flavors. This is raw and young, so give it time. The finish is complex, layered and nuanced. Drink now through 2018.