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Unfiltered Chardonnay 2013

$64.00
$64.00
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2013 Unfiltered Chardonnay reflects the opulence and profound intensity of the vintage with rich, complex and vibrant fruit flavors balanced by savory barrel fermentation influences. The aromas of grapefruit, honey, vanilla, brioche and apricot are fresh and inviting. The palate is intense and powerful with rich fig and pear fruit flavors balanced by subtle creamy oak, nutty savory notes and a long, lingering finish.

Unfiltered Chardonnay 2013

$64.00
$64.00
|
2013 Unfiltered Chardonnay reflects the opulence and profound intensity of the vintage with rich, complex and vibrant fruit flavors balanced by savory barrel fermentation influences. The aromas of grapefruit, honey, vanilla, brioche and apricot are fresh and inviting. The palate is intense and powerful with rich fig and pear fruit flavors balanced by subtle creamy oak, nutty savory notes and a long, lingering finish.
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    White

Description

2013 Unfiltered Chardonnay reflects the opulence and profound intensity of the vintage with rich, complex and vibrant fruit flavors balanced by savory barrel fermentation influences. The aromas of grapefruit, honey, vanilla, brioche and apricot are fresh and inviting. The palate is intense and powerful with rich fig and pear fruit flavors balanced by subtle creamy oak, nutty savory notes and a long, lingering finish.

Details

VINEYARD

We source our Chardonnay fruit primarily from the Carneros region of Napa Valley. The Carneros terrain where we grow Chardonnay is marked by well-drained, rolling hills sloping to the San Pablo Bay. The proximity of the bay moderates the vineyard microclimate with morning and evening fog and afternoon breezes that provide a long-growing season to develop even and optimal ripeness.

VINTAGE CONDITIONS

The 2013 vintage in the Napa Valley was warm, dry and early. Despite the ongoing drought conditions over much of California, our vineyards secured just enough winter and spring rainfall to make it through the dry summer months. The grapes were able to fully ripen in ideal conditions in late summer and into fall. 2013 will likely be a celebrated vintage for Napa Valley with powerful and intense flavors, balanced acidity and long rich and mouth filling textures.

VINIFICATION

Our 2013 Unfiltered Chardonnay was 100 percent barrel-fermented using indigenous yeasts. The wine was then aged for a total of 12 months in French oak barrels, 30 percent of which were new. During maturation every barrel was handstirred weekly to re-suspend the sediment, a technique that protects the wine from oxidation and creates added complexity. The individual lots were then blended and bottled unfiltered.