Cool breezes from the San Francisco Bay help provide a long hang time for hillside vineyards, allowing the grapes to mature to perfection. This full-bodied Estate Chardonnay spent 9 months in new Franch oak barrels with sur-lie aging, yet remains crisp after light fining and filtration. A delightful golden hue and vibrant aromas of honeysuckle and tropical fruits welcomes you. The grapes for all Jarvis wines are grown in their own hillside vineyards, which were originally planted in 1985. The winery and vineyards are located in the Vaca Mountains of Napa, about 1,000 feet above the valley floor, just 4 miles east of the city of Napa. The cool mountain growing region provides moderate temperatures for optimum ripening of the grapes. Balanced tropical and citrus notes are complemented by toasted vanilla aromatics.