2020 - Firetree Chardonnay

New release &
winery exclusive.

A full-bodied, complex Chardonnay.
Floral, stone fruit, citrus, and spice aromas and flavors entice the palate. Balanced acidity and a creamy mouthfeel are followed by a clean, minerally finish.

Pair with this Garlic-Parmesan Butter Prawns recipe or this Chips and Guacamole Grilled Cheese recipe

Recommended Cheese Pairings: A semi-hard cow’s milk cheese, such as Beecher’s Flagship Handmade Cheese or Double or Triple Cream Brie

Firetree Chardonnay
Tasting Notes Aromatic, with inviting scents of ripe yellow apple, pear, and mineral essence. Lively green apple and citrus flavors are met with apricot and a hint of spice and toasty oak. Overall, the wine is delicate, with a purity of fruit that leads to a desire to enjoy more. Vintage Notes The 2020 season was an unusual one, much like the year itself. The winter was warm and dry with rain and cold weather appearing at the end of March. The mild spring season provided an early start challenged by COVID protocols but progressed successfully. Summer brought very cool mornings and warm days. This build-up to harvest was interrupted by wildfires in late August and late September. The white and rosé wine harvest started in mid to late August avoiding the full impact of the fires, resulting in excellent quality wines.
  • Varietal 100% Chardonnay
  • Appellation Carneros
  • Vineyard 100% Firetree Vineyard
    Steep 30- to 50-degree slopes of sandstone and shale with the San Pablo Bay’s cooling influence, make our Firetree vineyard a classic site for Chardonnay, and showcases Carneros at its best.
  • Harvest Info August 27, 2020
    22.7° Brix
  • Maturation Profile 100% barrel fermented
    7 months of barrel age in French oak, 15% new
    Overall barrel profile: 61% in 60-gallon French oak barrels, 39% 500L French oak barrels
    Weekly bâtonnage for two months to add complexity and length
    8% of the blend completed malolactic fermentation
  • Analysis 14.1% Alcohol
    6.14 g/L TA
    3.20 pH
  • Limited Production 662 cases
    Bottled June 2021
  • Aging Suggestions Enjoy Now!

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