Our Chardonnay comes from two vineyards in Carneros which is a sub AVA of Napa. The first vineyard is on a gentle slope with sandy soils the other is on slightly heavier, clay-based soils. Although the vineyards are only 1.5 miles away from each other, there is a 3 week difference between their harvest dates due to the difference in the soil. The heavier soils allow for a gentle maturation which provides a richer mouthfeel while the sandy, sloped vineyard provides an aromatic lift. Together, the fruit harmonizes to great a well-balanced Chardonnay. The wine was 100% barrel fermented in a mix of Francois Frere and Baron oak barrels – 38% new – for 8 months before bottling. The wine went through 100% malolactic fermentation with a mix of native and inoculated ferments.
Our 2019 LVE Chardonnay is full, rich and balanced. The nose boasts aromas of white fruit, star jasmine and mango. Long on the palate, it’s reminiscent of caramelized butter and almond with a hint of cardamom and citrus zest.
$45 single bottle, $36 with membershipBuy