Highway 12 Vineyards & Winery
2008 Napa Valley Chardonnay
ALC: 14.3% Price: $17
Purchased through Gold Metal Wine Club
“From the Sonoma Coast to the Sierra Foothills, Highway 12 traverses six of California’s finest grape growing regions, among them the world-renowned Napa Valley. Our Highway 12 corridor passes through the southern portion of Napa Valley. Here the vines benefit from marine influence of nearby San Pablo Bay. This Chardonnay is creamy and full-bodied offering flavors of fig, pear, melon and toasty oak.”
Our Tasting Notes:
This was a very well-balanced Chardonnay with floral aromas and tropical flavors. We tasted some lemon zest, pineapple, melon, and a lingering finish of oak. This wine was a bit too chilled when we first tasted it, but the flavors really came to life after we let it sit out just a bit. The lack of butter over-kill was very much appreciated in this wine. It was subtle, soft, and enjoyable.