Skip to main content

2017 Chardonnay Carneros, Mitsuko’s Vineyard


Clear lemon yellow in the glass. Upfront aromas of peach, melon, cut straw and bakers spice. A smooth delivery on the palate displays flavors of stone fruit, cantaloupe and pears with subtle notes of brioche and toasted coconut. The acid is bright and maintains a pleasant balance in the wine.
2017 Clos Pegase Chardonnay, Mitsuko's Vineyard, Carneros, 750ml
#18177
$30.00 per 750ml bottle
GET 1¢ SHIPPING on 12+ bottles
Save 20% when you become a member
Learn More
Clear lemon yellow in the glass. Upfront aromas of peach, melon, cut straw and bakers spice. A smooth delivery on the palate displays flavors of stone fruit, cantaloupe and pears with subtle notes of brioche and toasted coconut. The acid is bright and maintains a pleasant balance in the wine.
14.6%alcohol
1estate vineyard
100%chardonnay
9months aging

Vineyard Notes


Mitsuko's Vineyard is 365 acres in the Los Carneros appellation within the Napa Valley. The rolling land of this vineyard has a broad range of soil types, elevations, slopes, and aspects which create countless distinct microclimates. After careful study, eight different grape varieties were planted at this vineyard utilizing every bit of its diversity. Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are commonly found in Los Carneros and are the keys to the region’s notoriety. In Mitsuko’s Vineyard these varieties receive ideal cooling breezes blowing in from the San Pablo Bay which create the slow, balanced growing season these varieties need to build complexity. The vineyard takes its name from founder Jan Shrem’s late wife with whom he became devoted to building Clos Pegase winery and making it an iconic destination in Napa Valley.

Winemaker Notes


Picked in the early morning and delivered to the winery cold, the grapes are then gently pressed. The juice settled out for 24 hrs before being racked to tank, to undergo a slow cool fermentation. Using carefully selected strains of yeast along with native fermentation, we allowed the wine to reach just beyond halfway through fermentation before racking to barrel, where they completed primary fermentation. Using 30% new French oak, the wine then went full malolactic conversion in our caves; during which we battonage the barrels to increase mid palate complexity. After 9 months, the barrels were blended and lightly filtered before going to bottle.

Get 1¢ shipping

when you purchase 12+ bottles

Learn More

Join the Wine Club

For access to new releases, event invitations and more.