2018 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 2018 Sugar Shack is a commanding wine with incredible breadth and density. The nose is draped in yellow orchard fruit and poached pear with hints of hay and lime candy. The palate is a muscular elixir of lemon oil and pecan pie layered over a core of white peach preserves and green apple. A fresh acidity livens and lengthens the finish. This is a fabulous wine to enjoy over the next 10 to 15 years. The wine is slightly hazy showing our commitment to minimal intervention winemaking.

2018 Sugar Shack Estate Vineyard Napa Chardonnay bottle