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Chappellet Chardonnay Napa Valley 2016 - 750ml

Chappellet Chardonnay Napa Valley 2016 - 750ml

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"Our Napa Valley Chardonnay is made using fruit grown on elite vineyards in
some of the coolest regions of Napa Valley. The majority of the grapes come
from Kelly Ranch, which overlooks the San Pablo Bay, where marine influences
and shallow soils composed of clay and gravel create optimal growing conditions
for Chardonnay. To add depth and complexity, the 2016 vintage also includes
grapes from Red Hen Vineyard in Oak Knoll, and from an older, dry-farmed
block of Wente clone grapes from Bald Mountain Vineyard, which is located
at an elevation of 2,000 feet on Mount Veeder. This wine was aged on its lees
for eight months in one-third new French oak barrels. For added texture and
viscosity, a significant portion of the wine underwent malolactic fermentation. 

This wine begins with an enticing nose displaying layers of pineapple, nectarine, citrus blossom and apricot, as well as delicate oak-inspired notes of vanilla custard, clove and nutmeg. On the palate, it strikes a lovely balance between bright acidity and creamy richness, with vibrant layers of tropical fruit, lychee and orange zest supported by hints of melted butter and crème fraiche." Winery