The Carneros appellation straddles two counties, Napa and Sonoma, at their southernmost edges along the San Pablo Bay. The Carneros features an unusually cool climate punctuated with afternoon sea breezes that sweep the vineyards during the growing season - ideal conditions for our Chardonnay grapes. Fog is also a frequent and lingering phenomenon here. The long, cool growing season matures the fruit slowly, giving it plenty of time to gain in richness and depth while retaining a higher acidity and tighter structure than in a warmer climate. Ferrari-Carano's Reserve Chardonnay grapes are grown in the vineyards of Carneros.