2018 AXR Chardonnay Napa Valley

$39.95

The chardonnay 2018 reflects AXR's commitment to quality wines and our trust in the palate of our Winemaker/Partner, Jean Hoefliger. this Chardonnay provides a well-rounded and balanced display of the varietal with vibrancy, acid, minerality and fruit. Jean Hoefliger’s Chardonnay is all about balance. Not one to fall into the trend trap that plagues Californians (we know our own weaknesses!) his style finds a happy medium between buttery and bright, fermenting slowly in French oak to build an impressive white that walks the line beautifully. The center is creamy and cohesive, both pretty and complex with layers of apple, apricot, and lemon that bring out the best of both worlds in richness and freshness.

Varietal:
Chardonnay
Winemaker:
Jean Hoefliger
Vintage:
2018
Aging:
15 Months
Oak Treatment:
French Oak
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Chardonnay
Alcohol %:
14.3%
SKU #:
1049078
Size:
750 ml Bottle
JS94

James Suckling

Aromas of smoke, jasmine, peach and marmalade on toast. Almond-skin flavors, too. It’s full-bodied and creamy with crisp acidity. Complex layers of toasted nuts and ripe fruit. Elegant. Drink or hold.