Vineyard 7 & 8 Chardonnay Napa Valley 750ml - 14267
Vineyard 7 & 8 reflects the uncompromising pursuit of and vision towards producing premium, handcrafted wines highlighting a sense of place within the Spring Mountain District through experience, passion and humility. Nestled 2020 feet above the Napa Valley floor atop Spring Mountain, the estate that has become Vineyard 7 & 8 was purchased by the Steffens Family in 1999. The winemaking team is led by Winemaker Martha McClellan , Associate Winemaker Wesley Steffens, and Vineyard Manager Pete Richmond, with an annual production around 1,000 cases. The Vineyard 7 & 8 Chardonnay is whole-cluster pressed and barrel fermented with wild yeast, and weekly batonnage. This wine was bottled un-fined and unfiltered, with 100% malolactic fermentation. The wine is then aged for 16 months in 25% new French oak from select artisan coopers. This Chardonnay is exactly what you want it to be. Excellent texture, spice, fresh orchard fruit and citrus without being overly rich, while retaining fresh acidity. Enjoy with roasted chicken, or seared scallops dressed with browned butter, as well as creamy cheeses .