2019 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 2019 Sugar Shack captivates with alluring aromas of lemon oil, fresh pastry, salted caramel, and sun tea lined with subtle notes of acacia blossom, alfalfa extract, and beeswax. Across the palate you will find white peach, quince preserves, and lanolin oil. The density on the finish is braced by an exhilarating acidity, resulting in flawlessly balanced cut and length. The 2019 is a true testament to this site’s unique climate and soil. Drink this wine over the next 5 to 10 years. The wine is slightly hazy showing our commitment to minimal intervention winemaking.

2019 Sugar Shack Estate Vineyard Napa Chardonnay bottle