2017 - Vineburg Chardonnay

Sweet Meyer Lemon, honeysuckle and flinty mineral aromas define the fruit character of our Sonoma Carneros vineyard, Vineburg. Weekly bâtonnage gives the wine a silky texture, and small stainless steel barrel fermentation highlights the vibrant, refreshing character of the wine made from this vineyard.

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Vineburg Chardonnay
Vintage Notes Every vintage tells a story and Napa Valley’s 2017 is no exception. From abundant winter rains to cool spring weather, warm summer temperatures and October’s wildfires, this vintage may be more memorable than most. Plentiful winter rains helped refresh our groundwater and the vines and led to a cool, mild spring. An unusual hailstorm in early June had little effect on the overall crop. Due in part to these warmer temperatures, 90% of Napa Valley’s grape tonnage was harvested before the wine country wildfires started on October 8. Although the fires were a terrible human tragedy, taking lives and destroying property, the Napa Valley wine industry, its wineries and its vineyards were largely spared. Winemaker's Notes The wine was 100% barrel fermented, with 68% in stainless steel barrels and 32% in 60-gallon French oak barrels. All barrels were stirred once a week for six months. 0% of the blend completed malolactic fermentation. Tasting Notes Delicate aromas of orange blossoms, creme brulee and lemon zest on the nose. Stone fruit, lemon custard with bright minerality on the palate, ginger zest on the finish. Enjoy the full expression of flavors as the wine warms to room temperature.
  • Varietal 100% Chardonnay
  • Appellation Carneros
  • Vineyard 100% Vineburg Vineyard
  • Harvest Info September 2, 2017
    24.4° Brix
  • Maturation Profile 8 months of barrel age
    10% new oak
    New oak profile: 100% French
    Overall barrel profile: 68% stainless steel barrels, 32% French oak
  • Analysis 15.2% Alcohol
    5.55 g/L TA
    3.38 pH
    0.01% Rs
    Bottled June 2018
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