“Lively and nearly weightless on your palate, the stunning 2016 The Vineyard House Chardonnay seduces you with the perfect combination of bright, yet penetrating flavors. Exotic passionfruit combines with supple honeydew melon, tart Granny Smith Apple, Key lime, ripe Bosc Pear and liquid minerals. The bright freshness combined with the penetrating fruit and perfectly integrated oak keeps this shimmering chardonnay from being cloying or heavy, then finishes long and focused with a touch of minerally elegance.”
Halter Valley Block 4 Vineyard Notes
"We are excited to offer our third TVH Estate Grown Chardonnay. In August of 2014 TVH acquired 34 acres, 27 of which are planted to 5 different vineyard blocks. It was in this same year we were able to harvest our first vintage of this beautiful Chardonnay block with great history."
"Jeremy's father Gil brought back Charlemagne clones from France in the late 80s to graph over the Chardonnay growing in Oakville. He left them with UC Davis to test for disease at which point the University misplaced them. It wasn’t until 10 years later that Gil’s vineyard manager got a call saying that they had located the clones and they were ready for pick up. A little more than half of the 10 acre Chardonnay block was graphed over to these clones and used for the family's Chardonnay. The wines grown from these vines today have tremendous mouthfeel and weight making a wonderfully balanced wine."
Oakville, Napa Valley