2017 Jayson Chardonnay Napa Valley

This wine has brilliant golden straw color and aromas of warm spice, tangerine, and sweet orange; intriguing tropical floral notes carry over onto the palate. Flavors of ripe pear, apricot, and mango peel are accented by warm spice and rich caramel, for a wine that is both weighty and fresh.

Composition

100% Chardonnay

Critics

89 Points

Kim Marcus, Wine Spectator, September 2019

Plush and spicy, featuring buttery accents to the ripe pear, dried pineapple and apricot compote flavors. Offers a creamy texture, with some savory hints on the finish. Drink now through 2021.

Winemaking

Winemaker:
Vinted by Bibiana González Rave, blended by Jennifer Williams
Alcohol:
14.6%
Harvested:
September 1 to September 20, 2017
Bottled:
August 29, 2018
Released:
September 9, 2019

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 35% new French oak barrels for eleven months.

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