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2016 JAX Y3 Chardonnay

Y3. Or as you may ask, why not? After all, the beauty of this wine runs far deeper than the label. Celebrating three generations of land-tilling, wine-loving Jacksons, siblings Kimberly and Trent are proud to present Y3, a wine as special as the memories of their grandparents at Yarrayne Ranch.  In our humble wine-obsessed opinion, many Napa Valley Chardonnays tend to be over-styled with excessive butter and oak. But as the Jackson siblings know (through lots of “testing”), an outstanding Chardonnay owes its success to outstanding fruit, not a heavy style. We think you’ll agree.

The Craft

Our Chardonnay grapes come from a single vineyard in Carneros that is influenced by the cooling effect of the Pacific Ocean allowing for a long growing season. The grapes are fermented in French concrete tanks and aged in barrels 3+ years old. Fermenting Chardonnay in concrete like in Chablis enhances the aromatics of the varietal, increases the mineral characteristics and allows the flavor of the vineyard to be the star.

Tasting Notes

The Y3 Chardonnay hits the mark on the palate, delivering concentrated crisp citrus, green pear and apple notes. Fresh aromatics and Chablis like acidity, this wine is a delicious expression of a picture-perfect vintage. The length and balance of this Chardonnay will leave a lasting impression that is enjoyable now through 2019.
Vintage 2016
Varietal 100% Chardonnay
Appellation Napa Valley
Alcohol % 13.9
Size 750 ml
$22.00 per Bottle
$264.00 per Case