2007 Darioush Signature Chardonnay * Napa Valley

Ripe pear, orange blossom and toasted macadamia nut aromas rise from the glass to introduce this classically styled Chardonnay. Luscious, juicy flavors of Fuji apple and white peach harmonize with notes of toffee on the mid-palate. Bright citrus acidity prolongs the long, refreshing finish that is accented by nuances of grapefruit zest and crème brulee.

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Darioush Distinction

Fruit sourced from Darioush’s cool vineyard sites in Napa Valley, Oak Knoll and Carneros provides slow, even ripening resulting in wines that balance acidity with gorgeously textured fruit. Relatively cool and dry, the 2007 growing season was marked by lower yields and remarkable quality. Our 2007 Chardonnay is pronounced by impeccably rich and pure citrus and stone fruits.

Tasting Notes

Ripe pear, orange blossom and toasted macadamia nut aromas rise from the glass to introduce this classically styled Chardonnay. Luscious, juicy flavors of Fuji apple and white peach harmonize with notes of toffee on the mid-palate. Bright citrus acidity prolongs the long, refreshing finish that is accented by nuances of grapefruit zest and crème brulee.

Composition   100% Chardonnay

Appellation     Darioush Estate Vineyards in Napa Valley, Oak Knoll and Carneros

Cooperage      Aged 11 months in 70% new French oak- Siruge, Damy and Francois Freres Burgundy barrels

Winemaker     Steve Devitt

Production      1,720 cases

Release Price  $43.00

Vinification

•     Meticulous attention to detail and minimal handling
•     Hand-harvested into small 28 lb baskets
•     Hand-sorted and whole cluster pressed
•     Malolactic fermentation completed in barrel
•     Aged 11 months sur-lie with weekly batonage
•     Barrel lots racked only prior to bottling

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