The Estate Chardonnay is fermented and aged sur-lie in 100% new French oak barrels that are stirred twice weekly to create our Jarvis Estate signature style, featuring subtle nuances of toasty vanilla with honeysuckle aromas and a long, soft finish.
Cool breezes from the San Francisco Bay helped provide a long "hang time" for our 1,000 ft. high vineyards, allowing the grapes to mature to perfection. The full-bodied Estate Chardonnay spent nine months in new French oak barrels with sur-lie aging, yet remains crispy after light fining and filtration. A delightful golden hue and vibrant aromas of honeysuckle and tropical fruits welcome you. The aromas are followed by a refreshing Chardonnay that is striking by itself as an aperatif wine or to accompany food. Be confident pairing this wine with your lighter dishes. This wine was ready to enjoy when released and should continue to drink beautifully for four to six years.
The grapes for all Jarvis wines are grown in our hillside vineyards which were originally planted in 1985. The vineyards are 1,000 feet above Napa Valley four miles east of the city of Napa. The cool mountain growing region affords moderate temperatures for optimum ripening of grapes.