Produced 100% from our estate fruit, the 2009 Guenoc Lake County Chardonnay is an excellent representation of the cool year which allowed for long ripening. The wine has aromas of stone fruit, like peach and apricot, mingling with pineapple and almond paste. The flavors are intense and echo the nose while displaying balance and elegance. The finish is long and offers a succulent creaminess.
A light-colored, lemon-zesty, cool-vintage Chardonnay that’s fruit forward but has great balance and finish, light on the tongue and easygoing all around. With stone fruit and a hint of vanilla, this affordable white should also be fairly easy to find (almost 4,000 cases made) and a successful pairing with a range of lighter salads and seafood dishes.
Located 90 miles north of San Francisco, the 23,000 acre Guenoc Estate, claiming some of the oldest vineyards in California, includes the most northwestern area of Napa Valley, all of Guenoc Valley, and the southern extremes of Lake County. From 1888 to 1906 the Guenoc Estate was owned by internationally famous actress and vintner Lillie Langtry, who vowed to make "claret of the finest kind known in the country" in her California valley and placed... View More