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2012 Napa Valley Chardonnay

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Light golden yellow in color with a toasted nut aroma leading into layers of vanilla bean custard and toasted sourdough bread. There is a touch of a mineral note, fresh pear and lemon peel. The palate is seamless with a gorgeous arc, hinting in the mid-palate of delicate lemon curd and green apple with the slightest note of almond.

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These Chardonnay grapes are mostly Dijon and Wente clone 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 Oak Knoll. We hand harvested the fruit from these sites between September 7 to October 3 with Brix levels at 21 to 23.4. The picked fruit was cluster sorted, then whole-cluster pressed before being inoculated with white Burgundy yeast strains. It began a cool fermentation in stainless steel tanks, and finished in French oak barrels. While in barrel, the lees were stirred bi-monthly for 8 months. We did not put the wine through malolactic fermentation to maintain its beautiful fruit and mineral notes. The wine was bottled August 2013 and rested in our underground cellar until its release in January 2014. Currently Sold Out

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Vintage 2012
Wine Style White Wine
Varietal Chardonnay
Varietal Composition 100% Chardonnay
Acid 6.5 g/L
PH 3.67
Aging aged 10 months sur lies in oak
Barrel Aging 10 months sur lies. No malolactic 30% New French Oak
Bottling Date August 2013
Alcohol % 14.1
Size 750 ml