At just five square miles, MountVeeder is said to be the smallest andmost unique appellation in NapaValley. With its steep slopes, thinsoils, scarce water and laborintensiveviticulture, Mount Veeder ischallenging to say the least. Thesestressful conditions, however, areexactly what create the distinctive,multidimensional flavors we admireso much in these mountain-growngrapes.
Our 2007 vintage beautifully showcases the uniqueness of the Mount Veederproperty. This elegant wine’s classic citrus and tropical fruit flavors become evenmore captivating when combined with the layers of lemony acidity and mineralsthat typify Mount Veeder. Our mountain-grown Chardonnay is a rich, multi-facetedwine with extraordinary aging potential.
After hand-harvesting fruitexclusively from our vineyard atopMount Veeder, the grapes werecrushed and the resulting juice sentto 100% French Oak for barrelfermentation. Aging upon the leesfor an additional eight months inbarrel, this Chardonnay developedthe character and complexity thatare hallmarks of the sur lietechnique.