Napa Valley Chardonnay

Sequoia Grove Winery

Napa Valley Chardonnay

Region: America / California / Napa Valley

Sequoia Grove Napa Valley Chardonnay is made in a bright, clean style, emphasizing varietal expression and balance. The Chardonnay grapes come from the renowned Napa Valley, primarily its Carneros district, where the long, cool growing season allows fruit to ripen slowly and evenly. The grapes are hand harvested at night into shallow bins, then hand sorted and whole-cluster pressed. The juice is inoculated with white Burgundy yeast strains in stainless steel tanks, then quickly transferred to French oak barrels with periodic stirring of the lees for extra complexity and finesse. To preserve the fresh acidity of the wine, Sequoia Grove never permits malolactic fermentation in its Chardonnay.

90 Points

Wine & Spirits

2014 vintage
92 Points

Wine Enthusiast

2013 vintage
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tasting note

Very pale gold in color, this classic Chardonnay is the ideal balance of Old World restraint with California sunshine. The aromas and flavors are delicate, with citrus, floral and mineral notes on a wine of fresh acidity and medium body.

food pairing

This is a very food-friendly wine and will go well with most dishes, from appetizers to soups to main courses. Try it with a just-picked spring lettuce and fresh herb salad, or with a mature, delicate brie cheese.

points of distinction

  • Grapes come from cool climate sites within Napa Valley, producing a fresh style of wine.
  • Ages 8 months on lees in French oak barrels for added complexity
  • No malolactic fermentation is allowed, to preserve fresh, bright acidity in the wine.
  • about the grape +
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“We’ve never followed the pack with our Chardonnay. It’s a wine with great varietal expression, crisp and clean; more Burgundian in style. I have a sense people are really thirsty for this style of wine.”

– Michael Trujillo, President, Director of Winemaking

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