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2018 CHARDONNAY RESERVE, Napa Valley

2018 CHARDONNAY RESERVE, Napa Valley

A round and balanced full-bodied Chardonnay from vineyards in the southern end of Napa Valley with lush notes of baked apple, ripe pear, fall spices, and toasted almond.

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See our recipes for some quick and easy pairing options:

♦ Chicken, Avocado and Fennel Salad
♦ Ahi Avocado Salad with Ponzu
♦ Seared Scallops and Sweet Corn Salad
♦ Mary's Shucked Brussels Sprouts with Shallots & Pine Nuts

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SKU: WW2046
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Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
100% Chardonnay
Appellation
Napa Valley
Harvest Date
September 13 - September 19, 2018
Acid
6.0 g/L
pH
3.64
Aging
12 months sur lie in Burgundian French oak barrels, 100% new oak, 75% undergoing malolactic fermentation
Bottling Date
September 3, 2019
Residual Sugar
2.50 g/L
Alcohol %
14.7
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Lush aromas of apple, pear, and fall spices lead to enticing flavors of baked quince, butter toffee, and candied orange peel on the palate, with subtle nuances of baking spice and a focused finish.
Ratings
92 Points, International Wine Report - The Castello di Amorosa ‘Reserve’ Chardonnay is a gorgeous new wine from this Napa estate. On the nose this takes on buttered popcorn, creme brûlée and bright pear aromatics. The soft texture is highly inviting here as the wine shows roasted pineapple, vanilla creme brûlée and shades of Meyer lemon zest flavors. The long, near minute long finish beautifully accentuates this great new wine. Drink 2019-2029.
Vineyard Notes
We sourced the fruit for this reserve Chardonnay from two vineyards in the southern end of Napa Valley, Its close proximity to the San Pablo Bay coupled with the cool air current off the Pacific Ocean along the Petaluma Gap allows for relatively cooler daytime temperatures compared to the rest of the valley, making it a perfect location for growing Burgundian varieties such as Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
Winemaker Notes
Winter provided a record-breaking rainfall - a welcome end to the 4-years of drought. Bloom and fruit set in May occurred under ideal conditions. Summer was warm but the vines weathered the heat well and maturity moved along at a steady pace. A short but intense heat wave during the first part of September brought brix levels up dramatically and winemakers waited for the pH, acids, flavor and color development in the grapes to catch up to sugar accumulation. The 2018 wine quality shows a lot of bright acidity and fresh varietal aromas in the white wines, and deep color, sweet fruit flavors. Looking like it will be another classic year! - Brooks Painter, Director of Winemaking
Food Pairing Notes
A beautiful, full-bodied wine to pair with turkey and dried apricot stuffing, butternut squash, honey glazed ham, or stuffed acorn squash.
Production
1746 cases
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