Estate Chardonnay 2016


Founded in 1969, Cuvaison is one of the pioneering wineries that helped shape the modern era of Napa Valley winemaking. As an independent, family-owned winery for nearly five decades, we are dedicated to crafting exceptional wines from our acclaimed estate in the Los Carneros region of Napa Valley. To this day, our mission remains true to our roots, and so do our wines.

Our estate-grown wines embody the vibrant charm and complexity of our historic Los Carneros vineyard, exhibiting the balance and elegance indicative of this unique terroir.

Additional Information

The Estate Chardonnay is brimming with stone fruit, white blossoms and lovely notes of vanilla and clove. A gorgeous vintage in Napa Valley, the wine is quite opulent, with a plush texture buoyed by white peach and honeysuckle notes. Despite its apparent richness, the wine has the trademark focus and lingering finish that our Los Carneros estate is prized for.

Harvest Date: August 26th – September 23rd, 2016
Fermentation: 25 to 38 days
Aging: 14 months in French oak barrels (20% new)

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Los Carneros, Napa Valley
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Alcohol: 14.1%
  • Ttl Acidity: 6.8 g/L
  • Sizes Available: 750ml
  • Pack Size: 12/750ml
  • Varietals: 100% Chardonnay

Recent Press

  • Score: 95 Points

    Sommelier Journal Author: Meredith May
    Date: Monday, October 1, 2018
    “Round and lush; chamomile, spiced apple, and acacia blossom wind through this opulent wine. Orange peel and white peach streamline the elegant finish.”
  • Score: 91 Points

    Wine Enthusiast Author: Virginie Boone
    Date: Monday, October 1, 2018
    “This estate-grown wine shows a balance of fleshy peach and mango settled on a light-bodied frame. There’s a backbone of oak and a stony texture that offers support to the broad fruit flavors.”

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