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Clif Family Winery 2017 Chardonnay

Clif Family Winery

2017 Chardonnay
Bottle Size: 750ml, 12/cs
Region: Napa Valley, CA

Holiday 2020 Wine Club Release


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This wine is part of the Holiday 2020 Wine Club Release. The Angel Bonus Offer is included with a Library Club Membership.
clif family winery chardonnay
Tasting Notes:
  • Color: pale yellow
  • Aromas: apricot, apple pie, nougat, hint of minerality, a whisper of white pepper
  • Palate: asian pear, melon, well balanced, crisp acidity
Tasting notes by Ivy Phanith, Social Media Guru and Sommelier in Training
  • Grapes
  • Region
    Napa Valley, CA
  • Production
    835 cases
  • Alcohol
  • Aging Potential
    Enjoy now
Clif Family Winery Napa Valley Wine Club
Laura Barrett
About the Winemaker:
Laura Barrett brings her passion for wine, a life-long love of science and attention to detail to winemaking at Clif Family. Inspired by her first harvest in New Zealand, Laura received a Masters in Viticulture and Enology from the University of California, Davis and trained under some of Napa Valley’s most celebrated winemakers. With a vineyard-driven approach and a focus on organic farming, Laura is enthusiastic about working to create balanced and elegant wines.
Premium vineyard sources in the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley
About the Vineyard:
Clif Family Winery Chardonnay comes from Napa Valley’s Oak Knoll District, located at the southern end of the Napa Valley. Cooling marine influences create a unique micro-climate that helps the grapes maintain bright fruit flavors and retain acidity.
Additional Winemaker Notes:

Hand harvested in the cool morning hours, these grapes are then whole cluster pressed to tank. The juice is cold settled for 48 hours before moving down to barrels for fermentation. Once in barrel, the juice was inoculated with cultured yeast. The finished wine was aged for nine months with no malolactic fermentation.

Aging: 30% new French Oak barrels

Food Pairing Suggestions:
This food friendly Chardonnay will pair well with a myriad of dishes. Enjoy with chicken Alfredo, Lobster with drawn butter, sausage in a mild sauce. Also pairs well with creamy soups, meaty fish like salmon and sea bass, crab, scallops, cheese soufflé dishes, cream based pasta dishes and Caesar salad. Cheese pairings include triple cream cheese, Gouda, and aged Cheddar.
About the Winery
Clif Family Winery Most of us are familiar with Clif Bars. It may even be common knowledge that Gary Erickson and Kit Crawford started the business out of their garage. What is impressive to learn, however, is the wide-ranging lifestyle brand Clif Family has grown into, including an expanded line of healthy food products, Clif Family Winery, Clif Family Tasting Room, the Bruschetteria Food Truck, and Clif Family Napa Valley artisan food products. Learn more