2016 Jayson Chardonnay Napa Valley

This wine has a light straw color and generous aromas of honeydew melon with hints of white flower, raw walnut, toasted almond and vanilla. A smooth palate, with rich viscosity, wraps around the tongue then gently elevates the complex characters and lifts away. Beautiful acidity carries over the satisfying finish and makes this wine easy to pair with food.

Composition

100% Chardonnay

Critics

94 Points

Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast, December 2018

This has an invitingly fragrant sweetness on the nose, with jasmine and cotton candy, while the palate is etched in generous helpings of honeyed oak and brioche. Full bodied and richly textured, it delivers ample complexity around its strong additional flavors of hazelnut and vanilla.

Winemaking

Winemaker:
Bibiana Gonzalez Ravé
Alcohol:
14.6%
Harvested:
September 7 to October 3, 2016
Bottled:
August 8, 2017
Released:
May 1, 2018

The grapes were hand-sorted and gently whole-cluster pressed. After settling overnight, the juice was fermented in barrel, including 100% malolactic fermentation. The wine was aged in 25% new French oak barrels for eleven months.

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