Wine Profile: Our 2021 Napa Valley Chardonnay is intended to be the best of both worlds stylistically. The nose opens with rich and layered aromas of pear, mandarine, tuberose, vanilla and oak spice. The palate is met with flavors of brioche, apple pie, lemon curd and fresh pineapple. It has a creamy texture reminiscent of creme brulee with a finish that is bright and complex with incredible length.
Primary Vineyards: Ahmann Vineyard—Carneros: Carneros (38%): Located in Carneros near the Huichica Creek, this vineyard has the unique attributes of a cool growing season complemented by long slow ripening. The vineyard creates flavors of apple and citrus with the preservation of acidity and a low pH. Clone 4.
Rancho Sarco: Located in the Napa Valley AVA, on the north east border of the town of Napa, the soil is a gravelly clay loam that supports a variety of grapes. This Chardonnay ripens to produce flavors of pineapple, apple, peach and banana. Clone 4.
Huichica Vineyard—Carneros : Located off of Duhig Road, in the Napa Carneros AVA, this beautiful vineyard resides on gently sloping hillside with 8x4 spacing. The vines are planted in sedimentary clay loam and experience the cool marine breezes from the San Pablo Bay.
Morgeot was for a long time the flagship appellation of Chassagne. Always well representative of the style of this village. The wines are more or less rich depending on the clay content of the soil and the work of the winegrower. The origins of the name of the appellation seem to come from the Latin Margo which means "edge, border". Morgeot is indeed on the departmental border between the Côte d'Or and the Saône-et-Loire, corresponding to an old Gallo-Roman limit. A magnificent 12th century building built by the monks of Cîteaux located in the heart of the appellation which is falling into ruin. When you see the budgets invested in constructing sheet metal buildings from China, that says a lot about our desire to respect our history.
This vintage punches well above its weight division with such complex and expertly curated style. Peach, nectarine, lemon and grapefruit aromas with flinty and pithy allure. The palate has a core of intense peach and citrus flavors with driving mineral and stony undertow to the long, fresh finish. Stunning value here. Drink or hold. Screw cap.
"Fresh floral, citrus and white peach aromas on the nose open into a silken palate offering intense bright stone fruit, pear, and savory minerality. Exceptional freshness is balanced by a rich mouthfeel and profound, mineral depth. With beauty, class and focus in one golden package, this wine has excellent aging potential, and I look forward to drinking it for many years to come."