The near picture-perfect growing season began in late March with budbreak. Spring weather was mild with warm, dry weather at flowering yielding uniform berry size within each cluster. Mild temperatures and dry conditions throughout the summer allowed the Chardonnay fruit to enjoy a long, slow ripening period under ideal conditions, with harvest beginning in early September and lasting into early October. The Chardonnay grapes ripened fully with rich varietal purity while preserving the bright natural acidity in the grape that provides the wine's freshness and minerality.
Classic California Chardonnay from Napa's Atlas Peak AVA.