2004 Darioush Signature Chardonnay * Napa Valley

Darioush Signature Chardonnay is a testament to impeccable vineyard management and the inherent attributes of our two cool-climate vineyards. In this relatively warm vintage, our vineyards provided beautifully balanced fruit with ripe, vibrant flavors of crisp green apple, Asian pear and luscious melon supported by bright acidity and mineral components. Sur-lies aging for 11 months in Damy and François Frères barrels added an elegant finish of toasted hazelnut and creamy vanilla.

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Each lot was carefully hand-harvested and sorted for quality at the winery. The whole clusters were then gently pressed and racked directly to three-year seasoned Burgundian barrels for primary fermentation. The barrel lots were racked twice for clarity and evaluated prior to bottling to highlight specific vineyard nuances in the final blend.

Appellation: Oak Knoll and Carneros, Napa Valley

Blend: 100% Chardonnay

Release Date: January 2006

Production: 1274 cases

Food Affinities: A lovely accompaniment to soft cheeses, seared Scallops, grilled Chilean Seabass, poached Salmon and spit-roasted Pork Tenderloin.

 

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