Our 2015 BURLY Chardonnay is sourced from the Razi vineyard and produces an intense wine with aromas of peaches and lemon. At first swirl, oak and vanilla with a touch of butter leap from the glass. The palate has rich flavors of lemon and melon which are supported by elegant minerality and lively acidity. The sur lie aging rounds out this wine, creating a broad mid palate and a smooth lingering finish.
Making the Wine
The grapes were picked early in the morning and came in cold. The grapes were pressed into new oak barrels and cold fermented by native yeast. The fermentation took 35 days at 65° F. The wine was then aged sur lie for 17 months.
||September 4, 2015
||New American Oak
The 2015 growing season in Napa Valley started out with unseasonably warm temperatures in the late winter and early spring. This resulted in an early bud break and bloom. Colder temperatures in May resulted in a much smaller crop for the year. While ongoing drought was of great concern to farmers elsewhere in California, Napa Valley received 75% of normal rainfall, bringing far fewer water concerns to the local vintners.
750 ml bottles