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Sequoia Grove

Michael Trujillo, President and Director of Winemaking at Sequoia Grove

Profile: Along with fine fruit, there really are giant sequoia trees growing on the aptly-named Sequoia Grove estate in the Rutherford region of Napa Valley. Founded in 1980, this family-owned operation produces a wide range of wines, from single vineyard estate bottlings to inexpensive varietal and blended wines with a broader Napa Valley appellation.

Sequoia Grove wine label

Napa Valley Chardonnay
Varietal/Style: Chardonnay
Napa Valley, CA
Vintage: 2011
Winemaker: Molly Hill
Rating: 14/20
Retail Price: $28

Tasting Notes:
A complex, food-friendly wine, the Sequoia Grove 2011 Napa Valley Chardonnay features fresh lemongrass, golden apple and baked bread aromas. Crisp and clean in the mouth, it reveals mineral and almond notes with hints of nutmeg on the finish.

Wine of the Week May 20, 2011:
2011 Napa Valley Chardonnay

Other Sequoia Grove wines we have tasted:
1998 Napa Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
2004 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
2004 Rutherford Bench Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
2005 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
2007 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
2009 Napa Valley Chardonnay

8338 St. Helena Highway
Napa, CA 94558

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