Markham 2018 Chardonnay Napa Valley (Sustainable Pick – 90 Points James Suckling)
This iconic Napa expression is intense with a rich mouthfeel. It features toast, vanilla and roasted fruit tones along with ripe, bright apple, melon, lemon zest and tropical notes. The addition of roughly 15% Semillon adds a gorgeous silkiness to the texture. An intriguing classic, it will have good versatility at the dinner table and will work equally well with turkey dinner or grilled fish.
Grown predominately in the Oak Knoll region, our Little Cannon Vineyard provides a stylistic tropical flair to this Chardonnay. Caramel apple fruit provides the base for the vanilla, toffee & toasty oak aromas. Rich, crème brûlée texture is loaded with golden apple, lemon curd and toasted nut flavors. Partial malolactic fermentation provides texture to our wine while still allowing the natural acidity to shine.