Named in honor of Proprietress, Nell Sweeney, this high-style wine has great elegance and depth. Representing the top ten percent of Vine Cliff's Chardonnay production, the Proprietress Reserve has a creamy texture, with moderate acidity for balance.
Proprietress Reserve is fermented and aged in a larger percentage of new French oak barrels than our other Chardonnays. Combined with regular stirring of the lees, this produces vibrant fruit aromas and flavors as well as vanilla, brown sugar and toasty oak nuances.
Because of our demanding requirements, we do not produce this wine every year. But in outstanding vintages, this is our go-to choice for special friends and special occasions.