2009 Napa Valley Chardonnay
Nose The bouquet draws you in with delicate nuances of wet stones, lichee, white peach, orange blossoms, and a slight hint of toasted almonds.
Palate The palate is soft, fleshy and loaded with bright citrus tones of sweet mandarin and Meyer lemon, white nectarine and rich tropical notes of guava, pineapple, and lichee – all complemented by subtle sweet oak.
Finish There is a delicate smoothness to this Chardonnay and fantastic weight throughout.
Coming off the low-yielding 2008 vintage, the Chardonnay vines in 2009 were just itching to put out a big crop, and boy howdy did they ever. With over 300 tons of grapes harvested, we were well over our target levels which allowed us to cherry pick only the very best lots for this year’s bottling. The mild growing season and warm (but not too hot) ripening period provided optimal conditions, giving us an abundance of excellent vineyard lots for our 2009 Chardonnay.
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