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Chardonnay Reserve 2019

Chardonnay Reserve 2019
94 WA
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SKU: 19 R Chard

On the palate:  Tea leaves, heady, liquified rocks, matchboxes, strawberries, gooseberries, cassis buds, sandalwood, white chocolate mousse, sweet orange cantaloupe, toasted marshmallows, icing sugar, vanilla beans

On the nose:  Glazed cinnamon, strawberry, raspberry, artichoke, tapenade, coconut water, mustard flower, violet, pear smoothie, orange preserve, crêpes Suzette

Blend: 100% Chardonnay

Fermentation:  100% barrel fermented

Aging:  16 months in French oak, 30% new, 70% 1-year-old barrels, sur lies fines

2018 was a dream growing season and harvest for Napa Valley. An abundance of rain in February was followed by continuous days of sunshine and mild temperatures that made for uniform vines and even cluster growth. With no major heat spikes to contend with, there was no need to rush through harvest. Cooler temperatures allowed us to pick when we wanted, without stress and under optimal conditions. The gift from Mother Nature translated to wines that not only have great concentration but also an amazing freshness.

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