2021 Napa Cellars Chardonnay
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2021 Napa Cellars Chardonnay

$39. 99
$479.88 Dozen
Cellar: Drink now - 4 Years (2023-2027)
ABV: 14.1%
Closure: Diam Cork

Napa Cellars has more than 40 years of winemaking heritage in California. Fruit for the 2021 Chardonnay were sourced primarily from vineyards in Napa Valley with a portion also coming from the nearby Clarksburg AVA. The climates in these areas of California provide ideal conditions for growing Chardonnay. The proximity of Napa’s vineyards to the fog and breeze from San Francisco and Marin Bay creates a mild, Mediterranean climate. Similarly, the climate in Clarksburg features warm days tempered by cool maritime winds and fog, which move inland from San Francisco Bay.
The wine was fermented and aged in 100% French oak barrels, 21% of which were new and completed malolactic fermentation with regular lees stirring for five months.
Bright yellow straw colour with a watery hue. Aromas of ripe peach, honeycomb and crème brulee have a toasty oak overlay with some spicy butterscotch notes also evident. Rich and opulent the palate is filled with ripe peach and tropical fruits which meld into a bacon fat, honeycomb, crème brulee and spice back drop. Round and full in texture it finishes with a lick of freshness on what is otherwise a long and flamboyant conclusion.
Drink over the next 3-4 years.
Alc. 14.1%