The bouquet on the Vice Chardonnay is so inviting, layer upon layer of tropical aromas dominated by fresh pineapples, dried peaches, apricots and zesty fresh lime. Floral notes of honeysuckle, vanilla and marzipan pull you in. On the palate, this wine is rich and full bodied. A mouth filling creamy texture nicely frames the vibrant acidity that make this wine a real pleasure.
Batch #21 is dedicated to Elise, a lifelong Chardonnay lover, and also my mom.
This batch was born in a historic Napa Valley vineyard, its crafting was all about demolishing the old assertion that California cannot create a Chardonnay of Burgundian standard of delicacy and finesse. While the winemaking style and oak barrels are French; the soil and passionate labor are undeniably American.
A winemaker’s dream vintage. Consistent growing conditions and cooler temperatures allowed the grapes to slowly mature in 2018. Harvest across Napa Valley was generous with above average yields and high-quality fruit. In Carneros, this immensely successful 2018 harvest gifted us the best Chardonnnay grapes we could wish for.