2016 Duckhorn Vineyards Napa Valley Chardonnay

2016 Duckhorn Vineyards Napa Valley Chardonnay

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At Duckhorn Vineyards, we have been making wine using grapes from the finest Napa Valley vineyards for over 40 years. Building on this rich history, our Napa Valley Chardonnay comes from the coolest regions. In the cellar, we applied classic techniques of French oak barrel fermentation with lees stirring, resulting in a Chardonnay that balances the complexity and richness of Napa Valley.

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Wine Profile

Production Notes
Varietal Content: 100% Chardonnay; Barrels: 100% French oak, 90% barrel fermented, 10% Stainless Steel 40% New oak, 30% 2nd Vintage, 30% Neutral; 40% malolactic fermentation
Winemaker Notes
Inviting aromas of pear, lemongrass, ripe peach, jasmine and graham cracker rise from the glass, revealing this wine’s layered complexity. On the palate, a silky texture creates weight and volume, with elegant acidity framing the stone fruit and citrus flavors. The finish is long and fresh, with tantalizing hints of lemon zest, vanilla and clove.
Production
2016 offered another near-perfect vintage in Napa Valley! While much-needed rain during the winter months helped to replenish our reservoirs, a dry spring and summer, with moderate temperatures and plenty of sunshine, led to another early harvest. Our first white grapes came into the winery on August 3rd, with the remainder of our whites following at an even, steady pace. A few weeks of ideally timed cool weather in early September provided additional hangtime, yielding bright acids and beautifully articulated flavors in our early ripening reds. Warm, dry weather for the remainder of the season allowed the rest of our grapes to develop rich, concentrated flavors, with polished tannins and wonderful complexity.
Other Notes
Released: April 2018

Wine Specs

Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Napa Valley
Harvest Date
September 1 - 19, 2016
Sugar
23.3° Brix
Acid
0.51 g/100 ml titratable acidity
pH
3.73
Aging
10 Months in Barrel
Fermentation
12-26 days fermentation at 55°F
Alcohol %
14.10

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