AKI NO MORI CHARDONNAY

WINEMAKER'S NOTES

This single vineyard Meadowbrook Farm Cabernet Sauvignon underwent multiple harvests to reap the greatest complexity and expression of terroir. A pas de deux of fruity and savory flavors dances across the palate. Focused red cherry, raspberry, and red plum contrast black tea, black olive, cedar box, and tobacco. Balanced, firm structure underlies a complete beginning, middle, and end.
 

THE STORY

Japanese for “The Forest in Fall”, Aki No Mori embodies the connection we feel between Japan and Napa. When Azumi first came to the Napa Valley during harvest season, she was instantly reminded of the autumn colors of her home in Japan. The origami foxes represent Azumi and her beloved Pomeranian, Kiki. Although she is a native of Japan, Azumi doesn’t drink sake. She challenged Steve to create a wine to rival sake as a pairing with sushi and other Asian food, a challenge he eagerly embraced.

AVA

Coombsville, Napa Valley

VINEYARD

Berry Lane

ALC %

13.5

WINE ENTHUSIAST

2018, 90 pts
2019, 93 pts, Cellar Selection

WINE SPECTATOR

2019, 92 pts

JAMES SUCKLING

2018, 90 pts
2019, 91 pts