Brilliant greenish straw in color, our chardonnay expresses fruit aroma of green apple, pear, ripe banana, ripe pineapple, and tropical fruits. Adding to the complexity, the oak aging is fairly integrated adding spice, like nutmeg, vanilla, and the nuance of angel food cake with a slight baked apple and clove. This wine has great viscosity, depth and an intriguing long finish. The flavors are lively on the palate with pear, citrus, lemon-lime, green apple and peach. This wine shows great complexity, creaminess, and elegance to be paired with many foods.
Blend: 100% Chardonnay
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Longtime winemaker Ted Edwards has fashioned a beautiful 2013 Chardonnay, an 11,000-case, non-malolactic, 70% barrel-fermented cuvee from multiple sources throughout Napa. One-third new French oak was used. Notes of delicate pear, apple blossom and tropical fruits emerge from this classic Chardonnay. Medium to full-bodied with a greenish hue to its color, it exhibits impressive layers and minerality.