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Maroon Wines 2012 'Reserve' Chardonnay

Maroon Wines

2012 Chardonnay
Bottle Size: 750ml, 12/cs
Region: Oak Knoll, Napa Valley, CA


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For all case (12 bottle) orders, receive an entry into a drawing for a 2 night stay in the cottage on Maroon Wines' Estate. The Maroon Estate is a 35-acre, gated property and boasts panoramic Napa Valley views of Mt. St. Helena and beyond. Enjoy nightly sunsets never to be forgotten. The Vineyard Cottage overlooks 15 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon. Property access is through the picturesque stone pillared entrance to the Napa Valley Country Club.
Tasting Notes:
As the wine gently pours from the bottle, a bright golden color shows off through the glass. The aromas alone will make your mouth water, showcasing notes of tropical fruit, citrus, and candied apple. A sip brings everything together in an explosion of flavors: pear, lemon, and pineapple. The immediate flavors linger and settle to reveal additional flavors of vanilla, spice, and caramel. This wine has some oak aging, but is so well balanced it will absolutely bring back those who "avoid" Chardonnay.
  • Grapes
    100% Chardonnay
  • Region
    Oak Knoll, Napa, CA
  • Production
    582 cases
  • Alcohol
  • Ageability
    Drink now through 2015
Paul Maroon
About the Winemaker:
About the Vineyard:
Finding the sweet spot between Napa's warmer upper-valley appellations and the cooler Los Carneros region to the south, Oak Knoll District benefits from an ideal climate featuring consistent morning fog and cool nights. These moderating influences produce one of the longest growing seasons in the Napa Valley, allowing the grapes abundant time to develop bright, evocative flavors, while still maintaining refreshing acidity. In addition, Oak Knoll District benefits from ancient alluvial soils, which contribute to the expressive elegance of Maroon Wines.
Additional Winemaker Notes:

Winemaker Paul Maroon shares his dream of living a life in Napa Valley.  Read his guest blog on our blog site, The Daily Flight.

Special Mentions: Napa Wine Project

Food Pairing Suggestions:
Enjoy with chicken, turkey or sausage in a mild sauce. Also pairs well with creamy soups, meaty fish like salmon and sea bass, crab, lobster, scallops, cheese soufflé dishes, cream based pasta dishes or Caesar salad. Cheese pairings include triple cream cheese or aged Cheddar.
About the Winery
Maroon Wines Paul Maroon fell in love with wine country years ago, when he called on Napa Valley clients during his career in medical device sales. After forty years in sales and a growing respect for wine, Paul took a leap of faith and moved to Napa in 2000 to begin making wine. Learn more