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2019 Chardonnay 750

2019 Chardonnay 750

TASTING NOTES

Creamy notes of vanilla custard and biscotti drift over the palate laced with fresh flavors of grapefruit, star jasmine, and overripe pineapple. Floral notes of honeysuckle and hints of citrus blossom balance perfectly with the slight weightiness of the mouthfeel, giving this wine a refreshing appeal. Our Chardonnay’s signature minerality and bright acidity are at play in full force.


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$55.00
/ 750 ml
SKU: SVCH1975

VINEYARD NOTES

Our Chardonnay blocks are nestled at the lowest elevation of our Estate, just above Conn Creek where they are surrounded on three sides by trees. The resulting environment is relatively cool, compared to the rest of our vineyard, encouraging a crisp Chardonnay with a wide flavor profile that features the soil’s minerality. The 2019 vintage is the first to include our newly planted Wente clones. The growing season began wet, providing the vines with moisture well into the warm summer. The season progressed with limited heat events and ended with a long, mild harvest that allowed the brightness and high quality of the fruit to shine.

PRODUCTION NOTES

The grapes were picked in the cool early morning hours and then immediately whole-cluster pressed before beginning fermentation in Burgundian barrels, two of which underwent malolactic fermentation. The wine continued to age in the French barrels for a total of nine months (20% new) before bottling in June 2020.


100% ESTATE GROWN, PRODUCED & BOTTLED, NAPA VALLEY AVA



Appellation
Napa Valley
Blend
100% Chardonnay
Production
245 Cases
Barrels
100% French Oak (20% new)
Cellaring
2020 - 2025
Alcohol %
14.5
Winemaking Team
Jim Duane & Philippe Melka

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