This wine opens with vibrant aromas of Meyer lemon, brioche, and nutmeg. Notes of apple and a hint of nectarine play in the background. The palate is round and creamy, with a pleasant toastiness contributed by three years on the yeast. Flavors of Meyer lemon curd and spiced apple lead into a long, round finish with lingering toasty notes.
In 2016, we chose to highlight the Chardonnay from Linda Vista Vineyard. The Laird family has been growing grapes for 50 years, and the third generation is now farming this special vineyard. The beautiful Linda Vista fruit has been featured in Mumm Napa blends for over two decades. Fermentation in stainless steel tanks allowed the bright fruit aromas to shine, and aging for three years on the yeast added complexity.
This rich and creamy wine is a treat for the palate. Enjoy it with oysters or fried chicken, or go decadent with lobster mac and cheese.
Facts & Figures
BLEND: 100% Chardonnay
APPELLATION: Napa Valley
RESIDUAL SUGAR (DOSAGE): 0.71%
TA: 7.5 g/l
TIME EN TIRAGE: 32 months
AGING POTENTIAL: ready to drink now and will continue aging for 5-8 years