The 2006 Napa Valley Chardonnay represents the 19th vintage we have made this wine since the founding of Patz & Hall in 1988. Sourced from five stellar vineyard sites, each worthy of single vineyard bottling in their own right, this blend represents the diversity of the Napa Valley. The 2006 Napa Valley Chardonnay exhibits aromas of orange blossom and toasted brioche interwoven with hints of lemon zest and ginger snap. The aromas carry over on the palate with multi-faceted tones of fresh white nectarine, ripe pear and touches of vanilla. The wine is refreshing, poised and graceful on the palate, with creamy notes on the entry and a crisp, well balanced mid-palate, finishing with considerable length.
Exhibits a rich, deep, layered mix of ripe pear, fig, melon and honeysuckle flavors that are intense yet polished, firm and concentrated, with a long, lingering finish that keeps repeating the fruit themes, with a hint of butterscotch. Drink now through 2012."