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2011 Napa Valley Chardonnay

Vintage   |  2015 2014 2013 2012 2011

Light golden-yellow in color with a mineral note in the nose, leading into layers of lemongrass and an element of sweet lemon curd. Ripe, Golden Delicious apple and French bread aromas give a fresh note. The palate is seamless with a gorgeous arc, hinting in the mid-palate of delicate custard with the slightest note of almond.The long finish ends with hints of nutmeg and toast. Available Nationally and at the Winery.

Description


HARVEST & WINEMAKING

These Chardonnay grapes come mostly from Dijon and Wente clones grown in the renowned Carneros District in Napa Valley. We buy fruit from the Beckstoffer Vineyard, the Haire Vineyard, the Ghisletta Vineyard, and Kate’s Vineyard in the Oak Knoll District. The grapes were hand harvested September 30 to October 11 with Brix from 21 to 25. The fruit was cluster sorted and whole-cluster pressed before being inoculated with white Burgundy yeast strains. The wine started fermentation in stainless steel and completed it in French oak barrels, where it was stirred on its less bimonthly. The wine did not undergo malolactic fermentation in order to maintain the wine’s bright flavors and acidity. The wine was bottled in July 2012 and rested in our underground cellar until its release in January 2013.

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Vintage 2011
Varietal Chardonnay
Appellation Napa Valley
Acid 6.8 g/L
PH 3.62
Aging 10 months sur lies in French Oak
Alcohol % 14.2
Size 750 ml