The 2016 Trinitas Chardonnay comes from clones 4 and 76 at the historic Stanly Ranch vineyard in the Los Carneros appellation. Sweet aromas of lemon curd, dandelion, beeswax, honey, and vanilla waft from this golden colored beauty of a wine. The palate follows in tow, with intense flavors of Meyer lemon and honeycomb, which are accompanied by an incredibly satiny texture that is as smooth as can be. A solid core of acid keeps this focused despite its terrific heft, and drives this to a persistent finish of toasted vanilla. It’s a wonderful combination of intense fruit, texture, and energy.
Varietal Composition: 100% Chardonnay
Appellation: Carneros AVA (Napa side)
Aging: Barrel fermented and aged 11 months in American and Russian oak