Late Harvest Shahpar
2016 Signature Chardonnay, Napa Valley
The hallmark of Darioush Signature Chardonnay is its progressive style of integrating precision, richness, and complexity. Grown from the winery estate and renowned Chardonnay vineyards of Los Carneros, these cooler Southern Napa Valley climes exhibit quintessential varietal characteristics while preserving inherent freshness and vibrancy.
From its alluring aromatic entry to its persistent mineral-laden finish, the 2016 vintage shows impressive symmetry and delineation.
Signature Chardonnay shows remarkable harmony and balance in its youth, characteristic of the finest examples of this noble variety. Honeycrisp apple and Bosc pear flavors are energized by clean, bright layers of fleshy citrus and stony minerality. Our cellar regimen of French oak fermentation and sur-lie aging lends additional complexity with hints of baking spice, toasted brioche, and hazelnuts; while gentle racking preserves the wine’s integrity and nuance without fining or filtration.