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2020 TEXTBOOK Chardonnay Napa Valley
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2020 TEXTBOOK Chardonnay Napa Valley
Wine Specs
Vintage
2020
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Napa Valley
pH
3.52
Aging
9 months, 40% New French Oak, Francois Freres, Ana Selection, Cadus
Fermentation
100% Malolactic
Alcohol %
13.6
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SKU: TX20NAPCHA750FG

Our Napa Valley Chardonnay is sourced from estate vineyards in Oak Knoll on the southwest side of Napa Valley, as well as a collection of leased vineyards superbly situated in the Yountville appellation. Yountville contributes 60% of the blend and provides luscious, tropical and stone fruit aromas and flavors. While the Oak Knoll Estate represents 40% of the blend and was farmed to our absolute preferred specs with integrated sunlight, cluster spacing and limited fruit yields.

  • The hallmarks of our Napa Valley Chardonnay are vibrant fruit, subtle creamy texture and balanced acidity.
  • Exemplary viticultural practices within estate and leased vineyards, provide wonderful clusters with excellent fruit concentration and balanced maturity.
  • Classic winemaking: gentle whole-cluster press, lees contact, bâtonnage and aged in French oak barrels.
Wine Specs
Vintage
2020
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Napa Valley
pH
3.52
Aging
9 months, 40% New French Oak, Francois Freres, Ana Selection, Cadus
Fermentation
100% Malolactic
Alcohol %
13.6
Wine Profile
Production Notes
Chardonnay clusters were field sorted in the frigid wee hours, then gently whole-cluster pressed. After settling overnight, the juice was transferred directly into French oak barrels (40% new) for fermentation. We situated barrels within a specialized temperature controlled room kept at 55°F, which allowed for an elongated primary fermentation followed by a slow and deliberate 100% malolactic fermentation. Nine months barrel maturation on natural yeast lees and employing bâtonnage developed layered texture and elegant mouthfeel. Our 2020 is richly textured, creamy, crisp, and balanced. We produced two-hundred and forty-five barrels of our Vintage 2020 Chardonnay.