Perhaps nowhere in the New World is better suited to producing consistently excellent Chardonnay than Carneros. Our 2018 Carneros Chardonnay is a sublime expression of this prestigious AVA, featuring complex layers of soft flavors, a solid foundation and a lithe acid structure that makes it an ideal aperitif and an excellent focal point for your meal. On the nose, pretty lavender, cinnamon pastry, and nectarine aromas are a lovely introduction. Blood orange, mango, and apple pie swirl in the mid-palate until a clean and wet finish of honeysuckle, crème brulée, and toasty French Oak take over. This is a very approachable, charming wine that also can age gracefully for the next few years.
Southern Roots 2018 Carneros Chardonnay
Appellation Carneros, Napa Valley Varietal 100% Chardonnay (Clone 4) Alcohol 14.9% Residual Sugar 0.48g/L pH 3.60 Fermentation
- 40% cold tank / 60% barrel fermented
- Barrel aged in new French oak for 20 months
- Lees stirring every 14 days