2017 Spring Mountain Chardonnay

2017
Spring Mountain Chardonnay

Spring Mountain, Napa Valley

Spring Mountain Chardonnay

2017
Spring Mountain Chardonnay

Spring Mountain, Napa Valley

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This Chardonnay exemplifies the terroir of the Spring Mountain AVA with distinctive fruit characteristics of honeydew melon, juicy fruit, white peach, citrus and spearmint.The barrel fermentation coupled with the sur lie aging offers a wine with added viscosity and depth. Expressive and balanced, this Chardonnay expresses fresh acidity and a long, lingering finish.

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Above the fog line, these mountain top vineyards produce dark fruit with tons of depth, extract and structure. The soils here, along with cooler daytime climate and warmer nights, develop small vines with low yields, small berries and very flavorful wines.

Vintage 2017
Varietal Chardonnay
Harvest Date September 20
Acid 0.61g/100ml
pH 3.22
Aging 6 months in French oak, predominantly World Cooperage, 100% French oak with 20% new oak barrels
Bottling Date May 9, 2018
Alcohol % 14.8%

Above the fog line, these mountain top vineyards produce dark fruit with tons of depth, extract and structure. The soils here, along with cooler daytime climate and warmer nights, develop small vines with low yields, small berries and very flavorful wines.

Vineyard Notes

These mountain vineyards, located in the Spring Mountain Appellation, produce distinctive fruit with layers and layers of flavor. Sandy loam in texture and uniquely mineral rich, the mountain soil produces small berries, low fertility and high acidic wines.With a cool cl imate in general, this mountain vineyard is typically above the fog line.With warmer nights and cooler days than the valley floor, high temperatures usually top out at 85°F.


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