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Chardonnay 2016

CHARIS Reserve was born by a female duo, Cecil and Grace with caring and loving spirits. Their sincerity, humor and compassion continue to astonish the world through this graceful yet powerful wine.

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Origin:                   Carneros, Napa Valley

Release date:         November 18th, 2017

Harvest Dates:       September 2016

Barrel Aging:         85% in French oak barrel and the balance in stainless steal tank

Blend:                    100% Chardonnay

Alcohol:                 14.0%

Tasting Notes 

This fuller bodied wine exhibits vibrant citrus blossom, ripe apple, sweet melon and white peach aromas, with subtle butter-cream and toasty oak scents adding complexity. There is a natural bright acidity that provides a structure to the fruit and a greenish hue, and the bouquet is reticent, offering up notes of minerals and citrus oil. This is reminiscent of Chablis, boasting the purity and harmony emblematic of a great white wine. Delightful now, but will age gracefully in bottle for another 3 to 5 years. 


The grapes are primarily from the cooler southern precincts of the valley, which stretch from the fog-chilled Carneros district to relatively warmer sites just north of the town of Napa. Blending fruit from diverse microclimates and soils allows the wine to display a rich, ripe, elegantly structured Chardonnay that’s delicious on release, but also ages well in bottle. To enhance the wine’s freshness, most of the grapes are picked at night, ensuring pristine condition.