Our 2017 Family Select Chardonnay is sourced from sustainably farmed vineyards in the Oak Knoll District and Carneros, two distinct south-Napa Valley appellations. Blending wines from these cool-climate regions and fermenting and aging the fruit in a combination of French and American oak barrels endow this Chardonnay with a broad spectrum of aromas and flavors. This medium-bodied, beautifully textured wine shows bright fruit notes of Red Delicious apple, Meyer lemon, honeydew melon and tropical fruit layered with hints of toasty oak, vanilla, cinnamon spice and toasted almond. The wine was stirred on the lees twice a week for six months, lending it a creamy, mouth-filling texture. There’s also a note of butterscotch from partial malolactic fermentation, but the natural acidity keeps the overall impression crisp and refreshing.