Ever since its first release in the early 1990's Pahlmeyer's Napa Valley Chardonnay has been an iconic wine. 100% barrel fermented in French oak with native yeasts. This wine aged 11 months in 90% new François Frères French oak, primarily Vosges very tight grain, for another 11 months. And it was bottled unfined and funiltered. Robert Parker scored this 94 points saying "The 2013 Chardonnay Napa displays beautiful honeysuckle, lemon oil, and hints of nectarine and poached pear, and has a Burgundian, Bâtard-Montrachet-like texture and richness. The wine is sensationally rich and once again a great success from this winery, which has had such an incredible track record for world-class Chardonnays. This should drink well for another 5-7 years, as their record for aging is brilliant."