The 2016 Nancie Chardonnay is our take on cool-climate, timeless Chardonnay. We love the way Nancie captures classic qualities of Chardonnay while exhibiting special qualities of each of the unusual sites we source from. The assemblage of this wine changes every vintage, and begins in our minds during fermentation. There is no recipe; rather, we allow our palates to guide our decisions. The result is a mix of lots that have received different treatments but combine for a symphony of flavors and aromatics.
On the nose, the 2016 Nancie opens with fresh melon, lemon tart, and pie crust. Secondary notes of baking spices and fresh pastry contrast with fresh fruit. The minerality that we cherish from this vintage extends the finish and lifts the palate.Visit Our Store
The Nancie Chardonnay comes from four vineyards: one is an old vineyard in the Russian River, one lies in the Sonoma Coast, the third is in Bennett Valley, and the fourth is our old-vine, dry-farmed, estate Chardonnay vineyard.
20% new French oak with 11 months of élevage.
14.1% ABV • 599 cases
3 to 7 years
Fresh melon, lemon tart, pie crust and baking spices.