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2016 Curvature Chardonnay

2016 Curvature Chardonnay

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120 Cases Produced

"I love the progression that Chardonnay can take after a few years in the bottle. The rich, nutty, and softer notes really shine on this vintage. The acidity has held up well giving it a delightful mouthwatering freshness. I'm really impressed with the flavor development on this 2016 Curvature Chardonnay." - Cristie Kerr

Tasting Notes
The 2016 Chardonnay expresses lovely aromas of pear, crème fraȋche, hazelnut, brioche, green apple, and lime blossom. The wine is rich and full-bodied while still maintaining a vibrant acidity and an elegant texture with a round midpalate and long, lingering finish.
Blend
100% Chardonnay; Bacigalupi Vineyard, Sonoma Coast
Fermented
30% Malolactic fermentation
Aged
Aged sur lie for 9 months in French oak barrels, 60% new
Alcohol %
14.6
Winemaker
Sally Johnson
Winemaker Notes
Hand-picked in the early morning and we allowed it to settle in the tank for 24 hours. Then cold-pressed using minimal pressure.
Agro Ad Amphorum
Latin Translation: From Soil to Bottle
2016 was an ideal vintage for white grapes, with just enough winter rain to bring relief to the vines that have been struggling through a multi-year drought. The Bacigalupi vineyard was the source of the Chardonnay grapes that won the original 1976, Judgement of Paris‚ competition between French and American wines, and the quality of this vineyard is still impeccable. Sourced from the original Wente clone vines still planted at the vineyard, this wine is truly a rare gem to be treasured.