2013 Cathartes Vineyard Napa Valley Chardonnay
Chardonnay •Cathartes Vineyard
California: Napa Valley: Oak Knoll District
The Midas Touch
We can always count on Maroon Wines to produce wines of incredible elegance and class, and today’s 2012 Cathartes Vineyard Napa Valley Chardonnay is most assuredly no different.
Today’s wine was cold-fermented with small amounts of oak and experienced no malolactic fermentation to allow the natural character of the fruit to shine through. We think winemaker Paul Maroon more than succeeded, as today’s wine has a very natural feel to it, with hints of subtle fresh flavors that point to the quality of the fruit source.
At over 40% off, today’s wine is an absolute steal. Come see just how elegant a single vineyard Napa Chardonnay can be.
Super pale straw yellow in the center, with just a touch of viscosity at the very edge of the glass.
Lovely and aromatic, with fresh Bartlett pear, lime flower, and grapefruit zest, with delicate honeycomb, sweet lemongrass, and a soft herbal undertone.
Very elegant on the palate, with hints of fresh Meyer lemon, white peach, and honeydew melon slowly trailed by sweet honey, white flower petal, herbal white tea, fennel, and a touch of graphite minerality.
Very refined, with a wonderful elegance shining through the finish, this wine has a bright acidity and just a touch of Granny Smith apple on the tip of the tongue.
A modern take on a Waldorf Salad, with plenty of apple, fennel, and walnuts.
What the Winery Says
- Paul Maroon
- Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley, California
- Cathartes Vineyard
- 100% Chardonnay
- 582 cases
- 0.56 g/100mL