2018 Rapport Chardonnay
Anne Fogerty and Kamille Gaïo
Napa Valley (Oak Knoll District)
10% New French Oak (Ermitage, Baron, Remond)
WINE GROWER NOTES
The fruit for our Rapport 2018 Chardonnay comes form a small block nestled in a cooler pocket of southern Oak Knoll. The site consistently produces a lean, crisp expression of Chardonnay that is more closely associated in style to that of its European counterparts. With little new French oak to hold the fruit back, the wine shows more of the mineral driven flavors of our vineyard.
Farmed from a single vineyard site within Napa’s Oak Knoll district, the wine opens with aromas of apricot, pear and citrus peel. Flavors of crisp apple, Bartlett pear and lemon lead with balanced acidity and freshness finishing off the palate. Though expressive and flavorful, this more restrained and delicate style of Chardonnay reflects the cooler climate of our southern Napa vineyard.