The Red Hen Ranch is located in the Oak Knoll appellation of Napa Valley, which consistently produces incredibly lush and concentrated Chardonnay grapes. The vineyard is planted on the Wente clone, which is well known producing for small berries, small clusters, and small yields, with a reputation for fruit forward focused wines of intensity and vigor.
Appearance: Light straw, yellow
Aroma: Aromas pineapple, peach and apple
Flavors: Rich, opulent and complex, this Chardonnay holds wonderful flavors of vanilla and butterscotch to create a soft finish.
"Superripe and exotic, with layers of rich tropical fruit and hints of apple, melon and pineapple. The fruit dovetails to hints of citrus and melon, all the while keeping it at the forefront. Drink now through 2010. 975 cases made. –JL" -Rated 92, Wine Spectator