2019 Croze Chardonnay
This is one of the few remaining mid- valley Chardonnay vineyards. It is owned and farmed by Jim Simpson, a truly gifted grower of grapes as well as fine vegetables for Napa Valley's premier restaurants.
"The 2019 Croze Chardonnay is a clean, focused style which brings to mind baked apples in a savory homemade crust. There are cascades of brown spices and Honey Crisp apple. This is a standout Napa Chardonnay in a sea of the usual oaky, buttery style. This darling is all about the purity of the fruit and the subtleties of a confident wine." Gabrielle Shaffer - Sommelier
Grapes for our 2019 CROZE Chardonnay came from Simone Vineyard, a ten acre parcel In Napa Valley's Oak Knoll District, which yields 20 - 25 tons of fruit.
The juice was barrel fermented and then aged In French oak for 11 months. This wine was fermented sur lie, no malo-lactic inoculation (ML).
This style of Old-World winemaking allows for rich complexity but maintains the vibrant acidity of the wine.
||Oak Knoll District-Napa Valley
11 Months in French Oak Barrels