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Oak Knoll, Napa Valley, CA
Maroon Wines 2012 'Reserve' Chardonnay, Oak Knoll, Napa Valley, CA
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.
Maroon Wines 2012 Reserve Chardonnay, Oak Knoll, Napa Valley
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.
Drink now through 2015
About Oak Knoll District AVA:
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.
Winemaker Paul Maroon shares his dream of living a life in Napa Valley. Read his guest blog on our blog site, The Daily Flight.