Due east of Napa, tucked away in northern California’s rolling Dunnigan Hills, is a little town called Zamora. But back in the late 1800’s, folks around here used to call it Black’s Station. At its height, this hub founded by J.J. Black boasted a hotel, two stores, a jail, blacksmith shops and a town hall. Today we grow our grapes just three miles from Zamora. We like to think that they carry with them the character and frontier-style of that old town.
The 2018 Black’s Station Chardonnay has pretty aromas of stone fruit and barrel spice that lead to fresh flavors of apricot and white peach. The appealing fruit sweetness mingles with a creamy, buttery note. 60% malolactic fermentation adds a nice viscosity. Pair this easy drinking Chardonnay with fish tacos, grilled shrimp and pasta or a Caesar salad.
84% Chardonnay 15% Verdejo 1% Viognier 70% in a combination of American, French and Hungarian Oak, 30% in stainless steel.