2015 Chardonnay

2015
Chardonnay

Napa Valley
2015 Napa Valley Chardonnay
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2015
Chardonnay

Napa Valley
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Light greenish straw in color, our chardonnay expresses fruit aroma of ripe pineapple, ripe banana, guava, apricot, peach and tropical fruit cocktail. Adding to the complexity, the oak aging is fairly integrated adding spice like nutmeg, light toast, and the nuance of angel food cake. This wine has great viscosity, depth and an intriguing long finish. The flavors are lively on the palate with pear, citrus, lemonlime, green apple and fleshy peach. This wine shows great complexity, creaminess, and elegance to compliment many foods.

Details

Vintage 2015
Varietal Chardonnay
Harvest Date September 8-September 14
Acid 0.59g/100ml
pH 3.42
Aging Barrels: French; Cooperage: predominantly World Cooperage, 15% new; Aged in Barrel: 84% aged 4½ months collectively
Bottling Date April 2016
Alcohol % 14.5%

Vineyard Notes

Rancho Sarco–Coombsville (47.5%)
Ahmann Vineyard–Carneros (31.1%)
Keyes Vineyard–Howell Mountain (12.0%)
Suscol Creek (9.40%)

 


Production Notes

The winter was one of the driest on record, although we did receive 75% of normal precipitation. The relatively dry, warm winter promoted early bud break and a cool spring supported a long flowering period. The balance of the season was moderate to warm. The crop was very light, with small clusters of small concentrated berries, and the fruit ripened about two weeks early in most cases.

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