2020 Paris Tasting Commemorative Chardonnay

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The Wine

This special centennial Chardonnay has aromas of fresh lemon, yellow peach and pineapple with hints of apple, caramel and vanilla bean. The wine exhibits a lovely, soft texture that opens up to a beautiful array of citrus and stone fruit flavors followed by a vibrant acidity and subtle minerality leading to a deeply aromatic long finish.


2020 was a challenging but ultimately one of the most rewarding vintages for us. One of the hottest vintages on record with multiple heat waves well over 100 degrees, vintage 2020 was also accompanied by exceptionally low rainfall: 50 to 60% below average. Despite the heat and drought, our vines were well prepared for the stress. Due to low rainfall in 2020, the vines prepared themselves for drought by producing less leaves, which requires less water. The heat and drought produced exceptionally low yields but with excellent quality – great acid and freshness in white wines, and beautiful concentration and color in the reds.


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 certified organic vineyards naturally, using the principles of regenerative agriculture.

Winemaker's Notes




indigenous yeast

Harvest date

August 20 – September 9, 2020


22.5 Brix average

Bottling date

December 2021

Release Date

April 2023

Total acid

6.4 g/L




100% Chardonnay