2009 Smith-Madrone Napa Valley Chardonnay
This Chardonnay comes from the Spring Mountain district in California. This rugged hillside was one of the first vineyard areas to be planted by the early settlers in the 1800s. Although the majority of wine produced is red, this Chardonnay proves it can make great whites as well. It is 100% barrel fermented, 100% new oak producing flavors of green apple and pear. It’s medium bodied, with good acidity, and minerality. 502 case production.
Rating: Very Good (89) | $30 | 14.2% ABV