2016 Avril Taylor
Our 2016 Chardonnay is all about balance and brilliance, and we're absolutely in love with it! This is a crisp, lean version of Chardonnay that is sure to impress. Notes of Asian pear, white peach, golden apple, and fresh lemon are complimented by the faintest hint of crème brûlée and baking spice. (It really ties the room together.) This wine has a brilliant color, mouth-watering acidity, and a long, clean, refined finish. We don’t say this often, but you need this wine in your life.
Appellation: Napa Valley
Blend: 100% Chardonnay
Production: 93 Cases
Release Date: April 7th, 2018
The 2016 Vintage
The 2016 vintage was a near-perfect year for wine production in the Napa Valley. The growing season progressed quickly through the spring and summer and then slowed down in August with cool temperatures. Vintners has the luxury of harvesting at a steady pace. Yields were slightly higher than the 2015 vintage, and this was the fourth year of a drought cycle.
This is our first vintage with the 'Avril Taylor Chardonnay' label. Our 'Number Thirteen Chardonnay' label (used in 2014 & 2015) has been retired, however we kept the same look and feel for our new label.