2017 Hillside Chardonnay

Oak Knoll District

Oak Knoll District

$65.00 each
Please call (707) 255-3593 for availability.

Taylor Family Vineyards' Hillside Chardonnay is made in a very old-world, Burgundian style. It delivers Apricot, Green apple, Bartlett pear, and Orange Blossom with hints of Clove and a touch of toasted Oak. This highly aromatic wine is richly balanced with bright acidity and a silky texture. Enjoy now or over the next decade.

Family Favorite Pairing: Salmon Rillettes

Vineyard Notes
Taylor Family Vineyard’s Chardonnay is grown in the Oak Knoll region, well known for its elegance and bright character and acidity. In 1973 Chateau Montelena purchased the fruit from this vineyard and in 1976 the fruit made it’s way to Paris for the very famous Judgment of Paris. After taking first place in the tasting, Napa Valley Chardonnay quickly became popular. Winemaker Gustavo Brambila was working for Chateau Montelena in 1976 and was reunited with this beautiful fruit in 2010.

Technical Information
  • Blend 100% Chardonnay
  • Winemaker Kristy Melton
  • Country US
  • Region Napa
  • Sub-Region Oak Knoll Region
  • Appellation Oak Knoll District
  • Vineyard Frisinger
  • Oak 60% New French Oak, 40% Once Used
  • Aging/Cooperage 15 Months
  • Release Date 12/1/2015
  • Harvest Date September 2014
  • Alcohol 13.9%
  • PH 3.6
  • TA 6.41g/100mLs
  • Production 230 cases