Experience the best of Carneros AVA with Quilt Napa Valley Chardonnay, a wine that embodies the unique characteristics of this renowned region. Our vineyards are located close to the cool San Pablo Bay, where the climate is distinctly cooler and foggier than other areas of the valley. This, combined with dense clay soil, results in Chardonnay fruit with impressive structure and a flinty minerality that is second to none.
At Quilt, we take great care in ensuring that our fruit is picked only at optimal physiological maturity. We wait for signs of autumn to set in – hard brown seeds, copper canes, and yellowing canopies – to give us the assurance that we will have no green tones in the wine. Once in the cellar, the free-run juice is settled for 48 hours, and the wine is barrel fermented in 59-gallon French oak barrels (70% new, 30% seasoned) for 15 months. The wine undergoes 100% malolactic fermentation while still on the lees, giving it additional creaminess and complexity.
The result? A pale yellow Chardonnay with golden highlights, boasting of crisp yellow pear, fuji apple, meyer lemon, honey, and a hint of caramel on the nose. On the palate, flavors of meyer lemon zest, ripe pear, yellow apple, nectarine, kiwi, with intertwined notes of cantaloupe and pineapple come to the forefront, making for a complex and unforgettable drinking experience. The Quilt Napa Valley Chardonnay wine is medium-bodied, rich, and bright, with smooth and generous layers, and a mouthwatering acidity that leaves a long and lively finish on the palate.
Pair the Quilt Napa Valley Chardonnay with roasted chicken, grilled fish, or mushroom risotto to let the wine’s flavors and structure shine. The wine also pairs well with a variety of cheeses, including Gruyere, Cheddar, and goat cheese.
Experience the true essence of Carneros AVA with Quilt Napa Valley Chardonnay. Enjoy the moments that matter with a wine that embodies the spirit of the valley.