Wine of the Week: Bank Note Chardonnay 2013

For just a moment, we’d like for you to suspend disbelief as we tell you about this weeks wine highlight.  Hailing from prized vineyards atop Atlas Peak, the Bank Note Chardonnay is a small-lot, high quality wine boating of Napa’s hallmark quality yet it hits our shelves at a prize too good to be true.

Atlas Peak sits on the eastern edge of Napa Valley, nestled into the Vaca Mountain range, perched over Yountville & the Stag’s Leap District.  It’s here the Chardonnay grapes reach optimal ripeness while retaining a fresh spine of acidity.  Home to many prestigious producers, including Alpha Omega, Antica & Hall Vineyards…just to name a few.  The common thread among every bottle coming from this zone is tremendously high quality and a price tag to go with it.  Many of these names have Chardonnay’s fetching well over $50, and deservedly so…yet The Bank Note Chardonnay, sourced solely from the Atlas Peak appellation sits at a mere $22.  Hand-crafted to the tune of just 470 cases, consider this an insider opportunity to drink premiere Napa Chardonnay for a steal of a price.

Crafted to showcase the purity of Napa Chardonnay with a judicious use of oak, the flavors of Bank Note Chardonnay pair perfectly with Memorial Day Weekend.  Fresh flavors of apple, pear and stone fruits, rich in mouthfeel with a touch of fresh citrus, there’s an astounding balance to this Chardonnay, echoing the world-class quality Atlas Peak is known for.  A deal at just $21.99, when mixed into a case, your price drops to just $18.69.