2016 Sugar Shack Estate Vineyard Napa Chardonnay

We set out to move a mountain; to narrow the stylistic differences between Napa and Sonoma Chardonnays.  The clone specifically selected for our Rutherford site, Sugar Shack, is expressive of its terroir and can maintain high acidity levels.  These qualities allow the resulting wine to express characteristics similar to its Sonoma cousins.

Mark Aubert’s Tasting Notes

The 2016 Sugar Shack Estate Chardonnay is an imposing wine. There is a healthy greenish hue on the edge of the glass. Heady aromas of spiced golden apple, bees wax and horchata. Forward and round in the mouth, there are refined hints of minerality behind waves of dried peach, exotic citrus oils, and savory spices. This wine saturates the senses and leaves a lasting impression. A fabulous Chardonnay to drink now or hold for 10 years. The wine is slightly hazy showing our commitment to minimal intervention winemaking.

2016 Sugar Shack Estate Vineyard Napa Chardonnay bottle