Grow Chardonnay "Ruhl Vineyard" Mt Veeder, Napa Valley 2014
Drive west out of Napa, climb up Mount Veeder and you'll discover "Ruhl Vineyard" above the fog-line and looking down on the Carneros. Cool climate and lots of sun makes for a Chardonnay with both richness and healthy acidity. Smell and taste quince paste, dried Granny Smith apple slices, wildflower honey, poached pears, preserved lemon, pie crust and vanilla bean. Ideal balance of Chardonnay's richness and graceful winemaking. 281 cases made.