Artesa Carneros Chardonnay 2012
100% Chardonnay. Artesa is a brand owned by Grupo Codorniu. High on a hilltop in Southern Napa Valley, Artesa Winery overlooks the renowned appellation of Carneros. Their signature wines are crafted from prime vineyards throughout the Carneros region. Beautifully balanced with delicate citrus flavors and a hint of oak, this chardonnay is sleek with a long, clean finish.
The Carneros Chardonnay is first and foremost about aromatics, and the techniques used are designed to retain the signature Carneros aromas of lemon citrus and white blossom while accentuating the minerality and vivid, fresh-fruit flavors of citrus and stone fruits in the wine. Partial barrel fermentation, malolactic, and lees stirring create layers, imparting hints of cedar and honey and wrapping the flavors in a rich, generously textured mouthfeel.