Late Harvest Shahpar
2015 Signature Chardonnay, Napa Valley
Vintage after vintage, the hallmark of Darioush Chardonnay is its progressive style of integrating precision, richness and complexity. With meticulous attention to detail and traditional technique, fruit grown in our cooler climate southern Napa Valley estate and renowned Chardonnay vineyards of Los Carneros provide quintessential varietal characteristics year after year.
From an alluring aromatic entry to a persistent mineral-laden finish, the 2015 Signature Chardonnay achieves impressive symmetry throughout. A delightful freshness of vibrant lemon curd and orange zest compliments a rich foundation of pear and summer stone fruit flavors.
French oak fermentation and sur-lie aging lends additional complexity with hints of toasted brioche and hazelnuts; while gentle racking preserves the wine’s integrity and nuance without fining or filtration. The 2015 vintage shows remarkable harmony and balance, characteristic of the finest examples of this noble variety.