Winery Tasting Notes: “Our Oakville Chardonnay was fermented and sur lie aged for ten months in 32% new French oak barrels, 42% neutral French oak barrels, and 26% stainless steel barrels. The resulting wine is radiant yellow in color and displays aromas of flower blossom, white peach, passion fruit, guava and candle wax. Flavors of lemon curd, pie crust and a rich yet bright acidity flow into a long persistent finish.”
Vinious Review (94 pts): “The 2014 Chardonnay, from O’Shaughnessy’s estate vineyard in Oakville, is loaded with personality. Rich, ample and structured on the palate, the 2014 possesses superb depth and striking aromatic complexity throughout. Orchard fruit, flowers and white pepper are some of the scents that emerge from the glass, but it is the wine’s overall feel that really impresses today.”
Blend: 100% Chardonnay
Alcohol Level: 14.1%
Cases Produced: NA
Winemaker Name: Sean Capiaux
Maturity: Drink Now – 2020
Pairings: Fried Chicken, Poached Lobster, Asian Salad w/ Peanuts/Sesame & Soft Cheeses – Brie, Triple Cream
Staff Review: DREW MOFFAT – Sean Capiaux is definitely one of my favorite winemakers in all of the Napa Valley. Capiaux’s career was established at prominent wineries such as Jordan, Pine Ridge and Peter Michael. With a lineup like that it’s easy to see why his chardonnay and cabernet sauvignon are so highly sought after both from his personal label Capiaux and his contracted project O’Shaughnessy. We are one of only a handful of fine wine shops that are lucky enough to procure his wine…hence we are sharing with you!
This wine is definitely a rare treat and absolutely stunning when matched with any of the suggested food pairings above. For me, I am sucker for poached lobster, a beautiful ramekin of melted butter and a nice glass of properly chilled…48* Chardonnay. With only 32% French Oak, it’s my assumption that this wine would definitely benefit from consumption during its earlier years! Cheers!
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