2017 Cuvaison Napa Valley Los Carneros Chardonnay

14.1% alc., pH 3.62, T 0.60, $25. Grapes were picked from the Los Carneros estate the same day that the Nuns fire began and spared any damage. 100% malolactic fermentation, aged 11 months in French oak barrels, 25% new. · Moderately light golden yellow color in the glass. This wine needs time to unfold. It lacks appeal upon opening but blossoms over time showing delicate aromas of lemon and pineapple.. Modest richness and creaminess, featuring a core of citrus fruits with a bit of pastry creme. Crisp and clean, in an easy drinking style. Score: 89. Reviewed March 23, 2019

Winery: Cuvaison Winery
From article: Recently Tasted California Chardonnay