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Chardonnay Napa Valley 3L 2012

Chardonnay Napa Valley 3L 2012
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SKU: 12 CH 3L

About This Wine

On the nose: strong toasted Brioche with touches of crème brûlée, caramels, dried apricots lingering on jasmine, mangoes, pineapples

On the palate: soft entrance evolving on persimmon, pear with touches of white cherry, coconut, toasted marshmallow

Wine Profile

Blend:  100% Chardonnay

Fermentation: 100% barrel fermented in French oak

Aging: 18 months in 40% new French oak, 60% 1-2 year old barrels

Winemaker Notes:

"2012 proved to be a vintage of extremes. This is not because of frost, heat, or rain, but mainly due to the high yield of fruit. The growing season was ideal with no frost, a mild spring, and a very temperate, long growing season.  This allowed all varietals to ripen to their optimum condition with significant concentration and complexity. The biggest challenges were to find space to ferment and to manage the tannin structure of the very thick-skinned red vintage.  This means that winemakers who simply apply had a challenging year as tannin levels were at twice the average level."

 

Wine Specs
Vintage
2012
Varietal
Chardonnay
Alcohol %
14.1

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