' Whitehall Lane Winery - 2016 Whitehall Lane Chardonnay Napa Valley

Whitehall Lane Winery

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2016 Chardonnay, Carneros

2016 Chardonnay, Carneros

$38.00 per Bottle
$456.00 per Case
This Carneros Chardonnay has attractive aromas of Fuji apples, tangerines, lemon curd, honeydew melon, cotton candy, baking spices, and a perception of chalky limestone minerality. It is rich and softly textured with a very long, creamy finish. Its palate provides a
full-bodied wine with fresh nectarines, apple compote, croissant, nutmeg, white flowers, and a touch of lime peel. Enjoyable now and through 2019 with proper cellaring
 
VINTAGE:
2016 was a remarkable growing season for Chardonnay grapes in the Carneros District. is vintage is deemed to be a long, cool season overall with plenty of warm days in the spring and summer months, which allowed the fruit to develop slowly, yet ripen at a good pace. The fruit was handpicked on September 17, 2016 at optimal avors and ripeness.

WINE:
The Chardonnay clone used for this wine is UCD 6, developed by UC Davis. After handpicking, the fruit was hand sorted and whole cluster pressed in a gentle Champagne cycle. e juice was then immediately sent to barrels dirty on its heavy lees solids. The Chardonnay then underwent a native yeast barrel fermentation in 100% French oak barrels (25% new and 75% neutral). Approximately 75% of this wine went through malolactic fermentation to enhance body and mouthfeel. Lees
stirring was performed every 2 weeks during its life to also build upon body, texture, and structure. Overall, the wine was aged on the lees for 10 months before filltration and bottling.
NOTES:

This Carneros Chardonnay has attractive aromas of Fuji apples,
tangerines, lemon curd, honeydew melon, cotton candy, baking spices,and a perception of chalky limestone minerality. It is rich and softly textured with a very long, creamy finish. Its palate provides a full-bodied wine with fresh nectarines, apple compote, croissant, nutmeg, white flowers, and a touch of lime peel. Enjoyable now and through 2019 with proper cellaring.

Wine Specs

Vintage 2016
Wine Style White Wine
Varietal Chardonnay
Size 750 ml