Wine Details

“Because many of our Hoopes fans love Chardonnay too, we 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, Robert Young & Dijon
Barrels: 100% French, 33% New Barrel
Aging: 10 Months Sur Lie
Alcohol: 14.1%
PH: 3.70
TA: 5.58 g/L
Date Bottled: July 24th, 2017
Number of Cases: 164
Tasting Notes
"A delight to behold with it's pretty golden hue and beautiful bright clarity, this wine introduces itself with sweet lemon blossom and creamy biscotti. The Carneros roots of this wine show up in full force here with classic tropical fruit flavors of ripe pineapple and hints of guava blooming in the mouth. This wine has a full, rich profile and as it moves through the palate there is a touch of pistachio and creamy vanilla. Approaching the finish, the richness and complexity of the nose and mouth continue, with the wine concluding gracefully with the flavors of warm butterscotch and a whisper of minerality surrounding a round, lush and weighty finish."

- Winemakers, Anne Vawter & Jennifer Rue

$50.00 /750ml