The 2017 Herson Family Vineyards "Influence" Chardonnay is balanced, complex, distinctive, and is connected to its Carneros terroir. It is gently floral on the nose and has a silky texture, rich ripe fruit and compelling freshness on the palate. There are notes of ripe apricot, pink grapefruit and hints of lemon and lime peels. It has a long finish with delightful acidity that is balanced by ripe fruit. No technological gimmicks were used making this wine. It was crafted by one of Napa Valley’s iconic winemakers who puts his trust in his craft, his instinct and his palate when producing wines that are among Napa Valley’s finest.