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2008 Napa Valley Estate Chardonnay

by David on April 21, 2011

Flavor profile: Crisp and clean on the palate with green apple, ripe pear, fresh citrus, toasty oak and vanilla. 2008 Vintage: A roller-coaster of a growing season yielding low quantities of high quality fruit Drink now and through: 2013 Chardonnay and food: We’re always saying that a solid acidity makes the wine more food friendly […]


As the days get warmer and longer it makes a nice change to enjoy some lighter fare. Colleen’s new recipe brings together a delicious melange of your favorite flavors – the zesty lemon makes a great counterpoint to the rich, buttery olives. Add in some garlic, licorice-like fennel and woodsy rosemary and you  have a […]


Aging the Wine “Sur Lie”

by David on January 7, 2010

In this 2-minute video winemaker Geoff Gorsuch of Goosecross Cellars of the Napa Valley does a show and tell on why we age our Chardonnay “sur lie” and stir the lees weekly. Enjoy! More videos Subscribe


2007 Napa Valley Estate Chardonnay

by David on September 8, 2009

Our signature style is a food-friendly Chardonnay that’s loaded with fruit, crisp and clean on the palate with a smooth, creamy texture. Bright and fragrant with the lively flavors of green apple, Asian pear, vanilla and pineapple, that lends to a lingering creamy finish. Pairings: Shellfish, salmon, poultry, game birds and pasta sauced with cream […]


How We Make Our Estate Chardonnay

by David on June 20, 2009

Wine making is so simple, it was discovered by accident. Fresh grape juice, unattended, will become wine sooner or later. But here’s the hard part: will the wine be any good? Science helps us bottle wine that is much more predictably sound than it was 100 years ago, but we can’t make memorable wine in […]


2006 Napa Valley Estate Chardonnay

by David on August 27, 2008

Geoff farms our Chardonnay in the breezy Carneros District where the cooling bay fog added to the effect of the long ripening season yielding small, intensely flavored clusters. Following harvest the first week of October, he fermented half the juice in oak for roundness and richness and the other half in stainless steel for vibrant […]



by David on June 19, 2007

Fresh apple, pear and citrus–crisp with maybe some minerality? Or big, round, buttery and oaky? What goes on here? What is Chardonnay’s true identity? It seems to be all of the above. It’s quite a malleable variety that some say has little varietal distinction to call its own, yet it’s a beautiful showcase for terroir […]


2005 Napa Valley Estate Chardonnay

by David on July 18, 2006

Abundantly fragrant with distinctive and intense fruit. Loaded with spicy pineapple, rich guava, creamy vanilla, and crisp citrus. The lingering signature finish is the mark of several months of aging sur lies. Our Chardonnay ripened slowly in the cool, Carneros fog, intensifying the fruit and lending it our signature crisp finish. Geoff fermented about 40% […]


NVWR® 3 – Tasting Tips

by David on November 1, 2005

Tasting Tips featuring vintage 2004 Goosecross Chardonnay as the wine selected for this episode. Text: Wine Tasting Basics