ONEHOPE California Chardonnay 2016
A unique expression of Chardonnay, full of coconut and vanilla aromas with balanced fruit and finish. Lively and unique, the aromas pop with vanilla, coconut, and tropical fruit with hints of banana and pineapple.
Pairs well with green apple and brie crostini, crab cakes with mango slawe, braised pork chops with applesauce, macaroons.
ONEHOPE was founded by eight friends with a lofty vision: to create exceptional products that inspire people to indulge while doing good. The commitment to quality wine is as important as the commitment to the causes they support. Based in Rutherford, Napa Valley the flagship property, Estate 8, rests between 10 acres of planted Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc. The wines express the unique terroir of Napa Valley and California, each bottle layered and complex and made for you to enjoy any night of the week.
To date, they have donated over $5 million to our partner organizations, a few highlights include: planting 105,172 trees, helping 65,267 pets find forever homes, and providing 2,758,428 meals to children. Doing good tastes great!
California’s most praised white wine, Chardonnay is also the state’s most planted white grape variety. Diverse terrain and microclimates allow for an incredible range of wine styles.
Chardonnay planted in the cooler, coastal zones takes on bright characteristics like lemon zest, key lime, green apple and wet flint. For this style, look to the chilly Sonoma Coast, Carneros, Santa Cruz Mountains, Santa Lucia Highlands and Edna Valley.
The inland zones of California’s coast, such as the Russian River, Sonoma, Napa and Livermore Valleys maintain a more Goldilocks-esque climate where both styles go. Early picking retains acidity and creates a leaner style but leaving the grapes to hang creates an approachable Chardonnay, balancing richness and finesse.