About This Wine
2014 was another beautiful vintage at White Rock, and this Chardonnay is showing beautifully and lively. The nose is bright and fresh with notes of zesty lemon and stone fruits. Green apple fragrances yield to a full mouth of quince, ripe melon, and finishes with hints of Meyer lemon. Our Chardonnay develops its lush mouth feel from 11 months of sur-lies aging in French oak barrels. The acid is bright and well integrated, promising excellent age-ability.
Wines from Napa Valley
One of the world's most highly regarded regions for wine production as well as tourism. The Napa Valley started to bring worldwide recognition to California’s winemaking abilities after finding success in the Paris Wine Tasting of 1976. Both a Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon were submitted which bested several famous French labels in a blind tasting. These results cemented Napa’s reputation for being able to produce wines equal to that in quality of the very best from the Old World.
In red wines, Cabernet Sauvignon dominates Napa Valley today, covering half the land and commanding the highest prices per ton. Straight Napa Cabernet is one of the most prestigious wines of the world capable of great power and grace, a marvellous addition to any wine collection or cellar. With such high-quality Cabernet production, many winemakers also focus on creating fine Bordeaux blends. Other notable red wine varietals produced in the Napa include: Pinot Noir, Merlot, Zinfandel and Cabernet Franc.
The most prominent whites from the Napa are Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.
The Wine Front – Green apple, white peppermint chocolate, melon and citrus. It’s smooth and glossy, with an almond nougat richness, cut with spice and fresh green apple acidity, a little flint, and a long lemon biscuit aftertaste. Lovely wine. Richness with finesse: it’s a fine line, deftly trodden.