Grayson Cellars is dedicated to putting their decades of Napa Valley winemaking skill, and experience to work, creating wines that are abslutely oustanding in terms of quality and value for the price. The wines are carefully crafted by Larry Levin, who is among the most experienced winemakers in the Napa Valley. After completing his Enology degree at UC Davis, Larry spent seventeen years at Dry Creek Vineyard where over 18 vintages he produced more than 15 varietal wines. He has since covered the globe by making wine in New Zealand, Chile, and Australia across all price points and styles. For the previous nine years Larry was head of winemaking at Icon Estates where he oversaw the Franciscan, Mt. Veeder, Robert Mondavi, Estancia, Ravenswood, Quintessa and Ruffino brands. Larry also consults for wineries in the Stag’s Leap and Oakville districts in Napa and Sonoma. This 2015 Chardonnay is a perfect example of what he can achieve. Brilliantly ripe with bright, acidity and good minerality along with notes of pineapple, apricot and green apple. Rich on the mid-palate and crisp and long on the finish finish showing hints of apple pie and toasty vanilla. This lush Chard was just awarded Best of Class Double Gold, 98 Points in the California State Fair Wine Competition!!! A better value will be very hard to find!