2017 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 2017 Sugar Shack Estate Chardonnay is a compelling wine. Aromatics of green apple, salted caramel, pecan pie, and honeysuckle intertwine with wafts of exotic citrus oils. Rich and forward on the mouth, the layers of lush orchard fruits are integrated with refined hints of savory spices that saturate the palate a leave a lasting impression. This is a stunning Chardonnay to drink now or hold for 10 years. The wine is slightly hazy showing our commitment to minimal intervention winemaking.

2017 Sugar Shack Estate Vineyard Napa Chardonnay bottle