2013 Duckhorn Vineyards Napa Valley Chardonnay Toyon Vineyard

2013 Duckhorn Vineyards Napa Valley Chardonnay Toyon Vineyard

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At Duckhorn Vineyards, we have been making wine using grapes from the finest Napa Valley vineyards for over 35 years. Building on this rich history, our Napa Valley Chardonnay comes from the coolest regions. In the cellar, we applied classic techniques of French oak barrel fermentation with lees stirring, resulting in a Chardonnay that balances the complexity and richness of Napa Valley.

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Wine Profile

Production Notes
Varietal Content 100% Chardonnay Cooperage 100% French Oak Château-style barrels (60 Gallons) 100% Barrel-fermented 100% French oak 60% new oak, 40% second vintage Barrel aging 10 months
Winemaker Notes
This is a lush and inviting Chardonnay with layered aromas of nectarine, peach blossom, butterscotch and marshmallow. On the rich, silky palate, elegant oak and good acidity underscore flavors of pear and stone fruit, carrying the wine to a lengthy finish with notes of marmalade and toasted hazelnuts.
Production
The 2013 harvest was early, even and excellent with all of our Estate fruit in the winery by October 10th. A warm dry spring brought an early bud break and created ideal conditions for flowering and fruit set. In the weeks after Labor Day, a moderate heat event followed by a period of perfect weather created a dream scenario for end-of-season ripening. Rain was not a factor, and for the second vintage in a row, the quality of the grapes was exceptional throughout Napa Valley.
Other Notes
Released: September 2015

Wine Specs

Wine Specs
Vintage
2013
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Napa Valley
Vineyard Designation
Toyon Vineyard
Harvest Date
September 16, 2013
Sugar
23.6° Brix
Acid
0.54 g/100 ml titratable acidity
pH
3.65
Fermentation
21 days fermentation at 65° F
Bottling Date
July 2014
Alcohol %
14.1
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