Wine Details

“Because many of our Hoopes fans love Chardonnay as well, we thought that we would set out to produce a wine that would complement our vision of Cabernet Sauvignon: a wine that blends our old-world approach to production and farming, with a true sense of Napa terroir. Although we have Chardonnay vineyards in Yountville, Anne and Jennifer felt that some of the most interesting terroir for Chardonnay comes from Carneros, and they had a vineyard in mind.

Jen has been working with Genny’s Vineyard for several vintages, and believes it is one of the most exceptional vineyards that she has worked with. Genny’s Vineyard has been farmed by a local family for decades, and is named after the family’s maternal grandmother. Carneros is a very difficult area to farm, but provides some interesting characteristics in the area terroir. It is a cooler area, with maritime influences from the San Pablo Bay, so it is windy with thin soils. The vineyard is therefore very low yield, with small berry size and slow grape development. These tough farming conditions nevertheless build distinctive character.”

- Second Generation Proprietor - Lindsay Hoopes


Technical Details
Appellation: Carneros, Napa Valley
Composition: 100% Chardonnay
Aspect: S X SW
Soils: Haire Loam
Clone: Wente & Dijon
Barrels: 100% French, 42% New
Barrel Aging: 10 Months Sur Lie Alcohol: 13.9%
PH: 3.61
TA: 5.85 g/L
Date Bottled: August 7, 2015
Number of Cases: 299
Tasting Notes
“Vibrant golden color. Ripe juicy pineapple and jasmine with warm aromas of buttered biscuits, toasted oak and creamy vanilla. Balanced but present oak, sweet & creamy with an abundant volume of fruit in the mouth, dried pineapple, straw flowers, faded rose petals, ripe pear and sweet gala apple. Full bodied and rich gathering nicely to a clean and persistent finish. Equally suited to enjoying on its own or with richer fare."

- Winemaker, Anne Vawter and Associate Winemaker, Jennifer Rue

$50.00 /750ml