Toyon Vineyard Chardonnay 2020
About This Wine
On the nose: Aromas of orange blossoms, papayas and French toast are accented by notes of custard, curry spices and oyster shells.
On the palate: Flavors of marmalade, McIntosh apples, biscotti and kettle corn lead to a rich yet elegant and balanced finish.
This 100% Chardonnay was barrel fermented in 100% French oak puncheons, 35% new and 65% neutral barrels, followed by 16 months of aging in French oak, 30% new barrels.
Excellence defines the 2020 growing season for white wines in the Napa Valley. A dry winter and mild spring led to early budbreak. During summer, a few heat spells pushed the vines through the bloom period, and again at the completion of veraison, with perfectly moderate growing conditions in between. Warm, sunny weather through August allowed for an early harvest of white grapes. We captured the ideal maturity window for our Chardonnay blocks, resulting in wines with ideal ripeness, bright, balanced acidity and an abundance of character.