June 17, 2019

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Chappellet Grower Collective Chardonnay 2017

SANGIACOMO EL NOVILLERO VINEYARD CARNEROS

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Vineyard planted by the Sangiacomo family. Well-drained rock and gravel soils. One block of Robert Young clone Chardonnay planted in 1993. Harvest Brix 24.7º. 100% malolactic fermentation and aged in French oak barrels, 42% new. · Moderately light golden yellow color in the glass. Very enticing aromas of lemon oil, apple and creme caramel. Rich and full-flavored on the palate offering expansive flavors of lemon, pineapple and pear. Excellent energy, deft oak accent, and a crunchy, juicy finish. This wine alerts all the senses and brings one’s attention to bear. $45

Tagged: 2017 Vintage, Publication: PinotFile, Varietal: Chardonnay, Chappellet

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