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2016 Haire Vineyard Chardonnay

This Chardonnay is light yellow in color with aromas of white peach, marzipan, toasted almond, vanilla, crème brulee, and lemon cake. On the palate, the wine has flavors of candied lemon, custard, apricot, and coconut with a fresh, bright finish. The wine is weighty, yet balanced. Winery Exclusive



The 2016 vintage was as textbook a season as Napa Valley has had. We had a return to average winter rainfall with steady rain all winter. Bud break was slightly earlier and fruit set was solid. Summer saw the return to the characteristic Napa Valley fog that cooled down the night time temperatures but burned off about midday to allow daytime temperatures to rise for perfect grape ripening weather. Harvest was steady-paced, ending in mid-October with cooler, wet weather.

These Chardonnay grapes come from the Haire Vineyard in Carneros, Napa Valley. The vineyard is planted to old Wente clone and Robert Young clone. The Wente clone produces small, flavorful berries mixed in between larger berries which is referred to as ‘bee bees and baseballs.’ These smaller, seedless berries give extra flavor intensity to the finished wine, while the Robert Young clone provides a mineral backbone. Fruit was harvested September 27 and 28, 2016, at 24.5 and 25.1 brix, respectively. Cool fermentation began in stainless steel tanks and completed in 100% French Oak Barrels with 45% New French Oak. The wine was bottled in February 2017 and released in March 2017. The wine was stirred on lees twice a month for 10 months and was barrel aged 16 months. The Chardonnay went through 20% malolactic fermentation and was bottled in February 2018.

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Vintage 2016
Wine Style White Wine
Varietal Chardonnay
Varietal Composition 100% Chardonnay
Appellation Carneros
Acid 6.4 g/L
PH 3.66
Barrel Aging 10 Months 45% New French Oak
Bottling Date February 2018
Alcohol % 14.5
Size 750 ml