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2013 Napa Valley Chardonnay

Vintage   |  2015 2014 2013 

Aromas of guava, tropical fruit, and pear followed by crème brulee and marshmallow with a little lemon peel, and brioche in the background. On the palate, the wine balances between delicate and rich, with a lively, bright palate and a hint of minerality leading into a custard finish.

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 HARVEST & WINEMAKING

Harvest was a dream. The first vintage in a long time where the moderate temperatures meant winemakers were truly able to take their time—no rain or heat spikes to get in the way of bringing in perfect grapes. These Chardonnay grapes come mostly from Dijon and Wente clones grown in the renowned Carneros District in Napa Valley from such prestigious growers as the Beckstoffer vineyard, the Haire vineyard, the Ghisletta vineyard, and Kate’s vineyard in Oak Knoll. Grapes were harvested September 7th through 20th, 2013, with Brix from 22 to 24.

Our Chardonnay is hand-harvested, cluster-sorted and whole cluster pressed to preserve the pure varietal characteristics. The creaminess comes from stirring the lees in oak barrels twice each month for 8 months. No secondary malolactic fermentation was allowed.

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Vintage 2013
Varietal Chardonnay
Appellation Napa Valley
Harvest Date September 2013
Acid 6.5 g/L
PH 3.62
Aging 10 months sur lies
Barrel Aging
10 months
30% New French oak
Bottling Date July 2014
Alcohol % 14.1
Size 750 ml