Our Chardonnay shows classic varietal charm, delivering fresh pear and tropical fruit woven together with toasty oak spices. The palate is supple and round, evolving in layers of pineapple, red apple and vanilla. Lees stirring and partial malolactic fermentation lend depth and texture to the vibrant flavors. Juicy and long, the wine shows lovely grace and sensibility that make this a favorite from start to finish.
BV Coastal Estate Chardonnay 2015
Wineyard Notes: We sourced the majority of grapes for this wine from Calistoga, Rutherford and the Los Carneros American Viticultural Areas (AVAs) of Napa Valley. The diversity of soils and mesoclimates in these regions, as well as of clones and cultivation techniques, contribute to this wine’s layers of flavors. Grapes from our estate vineyards in warmer Calistoga contribute juicy, dark-fruit and chocolate expression, while our vineyards in the cooler Los Carneros give bright berry notes. Rutherford vineyards, near our winery in the center of the valley, added plum while enhancing the wine’s silky tannin structure.