Highway 12 2008 Chardonnay Carneros Region

Highway 12 hails from the northern end of Carneros in Napa Valley, a warmer region that finds a nice balance of maritime climate and Valley heat. The combination gives the 2008 Chardonnay a distinctive character with a lush, ripe style, and flavorful citrus accents. Rich lemon merignue and pineapple custard aromas with round, supple dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a juicy, toasty praline and baked apple pie, melon and kiwi souffle; finish. With barrel fermentation and extended aging, the Highway 12 2008 Chardonnay presents a stunning elegance framed by subtle oak nuances and bright fruit notes. [+]