Clif Family Winery
2017 Napa Valley Chardonnay
California: Napa Valley
An all-time Wine Spies favorite Clif Family returns with a fresh, pure and intense Napa Valley white.
If you’re into Chardonnay, this one deserves your attention Operatives. Comparable examples that offer the pedigree of Napa Valley fruit and the quality of the Clif Family name command around twice what you’ll be paying here. With 40% savings over retail, thanks to our cherished long-term partnership with this wonderful winery, we can’t think of a better Chardonnay that $25 and a quarter can get. Seriously. Chill this delightful wine well and chill your wine-loving selves too, with each sip.
Sporting the usual lighter gold color with strands of hay and swirls of silver, begging for a sip. A terrific bouquet of Meyer lemon, buttered peach, caramel, and toasty oak invite the taster for further exploration. Fresh and lively on the palate, with vibrant acidity along with the depth of fruit. The crisp and long finish is with white flowers, orange peel, honeysuckle, and minerality. In order to enhance the purity here with the right pairing, grill your favorite fillet or whole fish, drizzle citrus and voila, you’re in simplicity heaven.
Did you know that Clif’s co-founders are passionate cyclists? In fact, the idea of their world-famous Clif Bar was born in 1990 on a day-long, 175-mile bicycle ride. Since then, the family has been an avid supporter of cycling, from sponsoring many championship teams, to races worldwide, from promoting wine tours on bikes, to this fabulous tribute to the world on two wheels.
Sporting the usual lighter gold color with strands of hay and swirls of silver.
A terrific bouquet of Meyer lemon, buttered peach, caramel, and toasty oak.
Fresh and lively on the palate, with vibrant acidity along with depth of fruit.
Crisp and long with white flowers, orange peel, honeysuckle, and minerality.
Enhance the purity here, grill your favorite fillet or whole fish, drizzle citrus.
What the Winery Says
- Laura Barrett
- 100% Chardonnay
- Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley
- Harvest Date
- September 2-5, 2017
- Release Date
- December 2018
- 9 months in 30% new French oak
- 835 cases