2021 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 radiant 2021 Sugar Shack is a tour de force. Dense yellow peach and apricot aromatics mingle with orange blossom, liquified river rock, and sweet lemon thyme. The dense, opulent mouthfeel is countered by a refreshing, lively acidity that is testament to the superb terroir of this site. 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.

2021 Sugar Shack Estate Vineyard Napa Chardonnay bottle