2018 Jayson Chardonnay Napa Valley

Our Chardonnay opens with notes of fresh-cut pears and orange blossom that permeate the aroma. In the glass, the wine evolves and deepens, adding bright, zesty hints of creamy lemon meringue and tangy lemon curd. On the inviting palate, the wine’s lively acidity is balanced with rich notes of pear, tangerine and baked apricot, wrapped up with a subtle kiss of caramel and vanilla on the playful finish.

Composition

100% Chardonnay

Winemaking

Winemaker:
Jennifer Williams
Alcohol:
14.6%
Harvested:
September 6 to October 4, 2018
Bottled:
August 25, 2019
Released:
September 21, 2020

The grapes were hand-picked from select vineyards in the Napa Valley. After coming into the cellar, the grapes were hand-sorted before gently whole-cluster pressed. After settling overnight, the wine was fermented for about 45 days and then aged entirely in French oak barrels, including 100% malolactic fermentation.

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