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Paris Tasting Commemorative Chardonnay

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2017 Paris Tasting Commemorative Chardonnay


Retail: $ 97.00

To honor Mike Grgich’s legacy we showcase our best Chardonnay vines to create this exceptional wine.

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The Wine

This Paris Tasting Commemorative Chardonnay opens with exquisite aromas of fresh peach, pineapple and mango, followed by subtle notes of mint and lemon zest. Spiced apple and a hint of vanilla caramel emerge, followed by undertones of clove and white pepper. Next, on the palate, the wine revisits the fresh fruit aromatics of citrus, peach and pineapple while exhibiting an enormous amount of complexity and minerality. This expression carries long into the aftertaste where an invigorating acidity beckons your next sip.

Vintage

We had high rain fall at the beginning of the season, a mild winter, and then we finally transitioned into a beautiful spring. There was an early bud break and flowering, followed by sunny days and high temperatures through June and August.

Vineyard

For this wine we select only the best grapes, which are primarily from our oldest block of Chardonnay, the Old Wente clone planted in 1989. Through a combination of clone, age and cool climate, this single block in our estate vineyard in the chilly Carneros region of Napa Valley creates wonderfully rich flavors, balanced with crisp acidity. We farm all of our vineyards naturally, without artificial pesticides or herbicides, and they are certified organic.

Winemaker's Notes

Alcohol
14.1%
Fermentation
indigenous yeast
Harvest date
Aug. 18 – Sept. 12, 2017
Sugar
23.5 Brix (average)
Bottling date
February 2019
Release Date
May 2020
Total acid
7.1 g/L
pH
3.28
Time in oak
16 months
Type of oak
900-gallon French oak casks (foudres)
Blend
100% Chardonnay