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2019 Chardonnay, Miljenko’s Selection


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Fermented in large oak casks with minimal oak influence, this wine is crisp and aromatic, with bright acidity and fruit.

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The Wine

This gorgeous Miljenko’s Selection Chardonnay opens to enticing aromas of fresh sweet lime, star fruit, elderflower, and hints of pine tip. A nimble freshness on the front palate builds toward a dense, mouth-watering mid-palate of star fruit, lemon, white peach, and green apple. These bright, fresh flavors are sustained throughout, culminating in a pleasing, long and elegant finish.

Vintage

Napa Valley experienced an above- average rainfall in the early months of 2019 with over 50 inches of rain in Rutherford. The residual moisture and colder than average soils led to a delayed start in budbreak. Spring and summer enjoyed moderate temperatures with no significant heat spikes until August. Harvest began in mid-September and finished the first week of November.

Vineyard

Chardonnay thrives in our Carneros vineyard in the southern tip of Napa Valley, near San Pablo Bay, which spills into the San Francisco Bay. The cool maritime breezes and fog allow the grapes to slowly ripen to develop complex flavors while maintaining a pleasing natural acidity that is impossible to achieve in warmer areas. We farm our vineyards naturally, using the principles of regenerative agriculture, and they are certified organic.

Winemaker's Notes

Alcohol

14.1%

Fermentation

indigenous yeast

Harvest date

Aug. 30 – Sept. 30, 2019

Sugar

23.5 Brix average

Bottling date

November 23, 2020

Release Date

September 2021

Total acid

6.8 g/L

pH

3.39

Blend

100% Chardonnay