The southernmost Carneros district of Napa Valley is also the coolest part of the valley, where rolling hills ascend from San Pablo Bay, an extension of San Francisco Bay. Foggy mornings and cool midday temperatures make Carneros an ideal area for growing Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The Isabel Mondavi Chardonnay is lucid, pale gold in color with aromas of pear, apple, vanilla and honey. It's medium-bodied with lively acidity, plenty of sunny California fruit and subtle toasty notes. It pairs well with roast pork chops, seared scallops or as an aperitif with aged Gruyère cheese.