Toyon Vineyard Chardonnay 2018
About This Wine
On the nose: Clementines, fresh orange zest, papaya, peach syrup, coconut shavings, hints of sea salt caramels, pear tarts, wet clay, jasmine
On the palate: Sweet juicy entrance, well balanced evolution on bright acidity, notes of jasmine, granite, white strawberry, licorice, white chocolate, lavender, cotton, caraway seed
Blend: 100% Chardonnay
Fermentation: 100% barrel fermented
Aging:16 months in French oak, 30% new, 70% 1-year-old barrels
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.