2015 Aloise Francisco Chardonnay
Our 2015 single vineyard Chardonnay is grown on our family owned property in the Los Carneros region of Napa Valley. The depth and complexity of the wine evokes a classical French style. The wine is aged in French oak barrels that blend layers of aroma and flavor which gently linger for a harmonious finish.
2015 was a drought year resulting in a warm and dry growing season. The wet clay pan which sits under our vineyard provided the vines with nutrition and the warm sun encouraged growth. This result was a perfectly ripe crop and an early harvest. The grape clusters were heavy which allowed us to utilize an extra light press and work with only the highest quality juice.
Cellaring Recommendation: While this wine is ready to enjoy today, it only gets better with age. Aging allows the flavors to fully develop and elevates the wine to another level. For the best results we encourage aging 2-4 years.