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.

Catherine Bugue is the Star’s tasting panel writer. Her weekly pursuit of a good glass of wine provides a nice supply of choices for the Wine of the Week column. If you’d like to submit a Napa Valley wine for this column, please send it to the Napa Valley Wine Academy, 2501 Oak St., Napa, CA 94559. There’s no guarantee your wine will be chosen to be featured, but all wines will be evaluated and considered.