Seavey’s Chardonnay is in the style of a Premier Cru Chablis from Burgundy, crisp and refreshing, with elegant fruit flavors, lively minerality, and light oak structure. Our 2015 vintage leads with subtle aromas of grapefruit, honeysuckle and bergamot. Its luscious juicy acidity is infused with lemongrass, guava, fresh ginger, and fresh cut apple, and the mouthfeel is light and delicate, ending with a long and refreshing finish.
Our Chardonnay blocks are nestled at the lowest elevation of our Estate, down by Conn Creek where they are surrounded on three sides by trees. The resulting environment encourages a crisp Chardonnay with a wide flavor profile that conveys the soil’s minerality and cool location. The 2015 growing season was marked by generally warm weather, limited rainfall, and an early harvest. The resulting yields were lower than average, but this translated into very concentrated wines with lots of personality.
The grapes were whole-berry cluster pressed, and fermented in Burgundian barrels without malolactic fermentation. The wine was aged in the same French barrels for nine months (20% new) before bottling in June 2016.
100% ESTATE GROWN, PRODUCED & BOTTLED, NAPA VALLEY AVA
- Napa Valley
- 100% Chardonnay
- 197 Cases
- 100% French Oak (20% new)
- 2017 - 2025
- Alcohol %
- Winemaking Team
- Jim Duane & Philippe Melka