If only these vines could talk, they would tell you stories of the old Napa Valley. The history of our estate is compounded in layers; rooted in historic tales of fierce Native American hunting grounds, wild west pioneers and the first woman vintner of California in 1886. It has changed hands over the course of 134 years to become a brewery, restaurant, inn, winery and saloon. Tales of love, lust, heartbreak, murders and great fortune create an imaginative backdrop to our present-day vision of AXR. Today, we are a winery that pays homage to its history and blazes the trail of excitement and innovation in Napa Valley as the pioneers before us did.
We want to be reminded every day to live fully and to leave a lasting impression on our layer of history. Named after the AxR rootstock (Aramond x Rupestris) that was so prominent in building the modern California wine industry, AxR#1 eventually succumbed to Phylloxera and most of California wine country was left as a blank canvas. Vintners now had a chance to replant and to rethink the entire structure of the vineyards; attention was paid to the terroir and unique varietals were researched. This was truly a turning point in the wine industry as we know it. AXR invites you to go on a journey through the past, present and future of Napa Valley.
The Chardonnay 2016 reflects AXR’s commitment to quality wines and our trust in the palate of our consulting winemaker, Jean Hoefliger. The 2016 Chardonnay provides a well-rounded and balanced display of Chardonnay with vibrancy, acid, minerality and fruit.
On the rim: beautiful shiny sugar cookie with touches of banana and green
On the nose: sweet dragée nose with touches of toasted bread, blood orange, caramel, vanilla, naked ladies flower
On the palate: round entrance evolving on vanilla, apricot jam, tangerine, yellow cherries, daffodil, tiramisu and peach ice tea
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