2018 Pine Ridge Vineyards Collines Chardonnay
The name Collines means “hills” in French and describes the Carneros landscape surrounding our estate vineyard in the southernmost part of Napa Valley. Deep, heavy clay-loam soils found in this vineyard stress the vines, resulting in small berries with concentrated, intense flavor. These soils, combined with marine influences from the San Pablo Bay and Pacific Ocean, give Carneros Chardonnays their unique characteristics.
Tension between richness and acidity. Tropical pineapple and bright Granny Smith apple aromas give lift to pear, white nectarine, and toast. The palate follows with lemon curd, apricot, and hints of apple pie. This wine is round, silky, and viscous, showing good weight with zesty acidity that carries freshness and provides added dimension. Enjoyably broad and expansive on the palate with a long, rounded finish.