Napa Valley Wine of the Week: Ziata 2016 Chardonnay Carneros ($50)
By necessity, and rising to the occasion, every mother commits daily feats that perhaps surprise even herself — tackling obstacles and making things happen by sheer will and tenacity. It is a badge of courage every mother wears.
The Ziata name honors such a mother, a real “Rosie the Riveter” who found work in a shipyard as an arc welder during WWII; the mother of Karen Cakebread, founder of Ziata wines. Annunziata is the middle name of Karen’s mother, and a homage to strong women everywhere.
Making this wine even more ideal for Mother’s Day is the fact that it is an amazing wine — a chardonnay which tastes as if juicy peaches were lightly grilled and then chilled so the fresh peach flavors take on a hint of toasty complexity.