2015 Jayson Chardonnay Napa Valley

Luminous gold in color, this wine presents fresh and bright aromatics of neroli and honeysuckle, grounded by notes of stone fruit and vanilla bean. A silky, viscous mouthfeel supports the bursting flavors of melon and citrus. The long, mouthwatering finish has bright acidity with lingering grapefruit peel flavors and a hint of minerality.

Composition

100% Chardonnay

Winemaking

Winemaker:
Kale Anderson
Alcohol:
14.6%
Harvested:
August 25 to September 17, 2015
Bottled:
August 16, 2016
Released:
May 10, 2017

The grapes were hand-sorted and gently whole-cluster pressed. After settling overnight, the juice was racked to barrels for 100% native yeast barrel fermentation followed by malo-lactic fermentation. The wine was aged in 85% new French oak barrels for eleven months on the lees, which were stirred weekly.

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