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2015 Croze Chardonnay, Simone Vineyard

This 2015 Chardonnay comes from Simone Vineyard in the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley. It is barrel aged sur lie and bottled without malolactic inoculation. The resulting wine has a defined depth of flavor with a bright and crisp acidity. In keeping with the CROZE philosophy, the wine demonstrates exceptional balance and is priced to be an extreme value based on wine quality. Only four barrels are available.
$32.00 | $24.00 per Bottle
$384.00 | $288.00 per Case
 
This Chardonnay comes from Simone Vineyard in the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley. It is barrel aged sur lie and bottled without malolactic inoculation. The resulting wine has a defined depth of flavor with a bright and crisp acidity. In keeping with the CROZE philosophy, the wine demonstrates exceptional balance and is priced to be an extreme value based on wine quality. Only four barrels are available.

Vineyard Designation

Simone Vineyard

Vineyard Notes

Grapes for our 2015 CROZE Chardonnay came from Simone Vineyard, a ten acre parcel In Napa Valley's Oak Knoll District, which yields 20 - 25 tons of fruit. This is one of the few remaining mid-valley Chardonnay vineyards. It is owned and farmed by Jim Simpson, a truly gifted grower of grapes as well as fine vegetables for Napa Valley's premier restaurants. This is a sweet spot for Chardonnay which benefits from the "chimney effect" of San Pablo Bay. Like the French Mistrals of France's Burgundy region, the cool breezes and morning fog provide a cooler climate, ideal for these tender grapes.

Production Notes

We produced 300 cases of Chardonnay in 2015.

Winemaker Notes

This wine is aged sur lie and barrel fermented with no malolactic fermentation, resulting in a distinct complexity yet maintaining a beautiful acidity on the finish.

Pairings

Try this wine with pasta and cream sauces, roast poultry, and soft cheeses.

Wine Profile

Vintage 2015
Wine Style White Wine
Varietal Chardonnay
Varietal Composition 100% Chardonnay
Appellation Oak Knoll District-Napa Valley
PH 3.32
Alcohol % 13.8
Size 750 ml