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2018 Nickel & Nickel Chardonnay Truchard Vineyard Carneros Napa Valley

America/United States, California
Nickel & Nickel Chardonnay Truchard Vineyard Carneros Napa Valley
Country America/United States
Region California
Appellation Carneros
Winery Nickel & Nickel
Vintage 2018
Color White
Varietal(s) 100% Chardonnay
¥10,120  (incl. tax)
Country America/United States
Region California
Appellation Carneros
Winery Nickel & Nickel
Vintage 2018
Color White
Varietal(s) 100% Chardonnay
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Data
Closure Natural Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 14.2%
Product Code FNN1CHTR18
UPC 68601400023
Inventory In Stock
Owning & Enjoying

Tasting notes

The 2018 Truchard Chardonnay is a beautiful marriage of youthful vibrance and refined elegance. Gorgeous aromas of tropical fruits, citrus, and wet stone leap from the glass with the very first swirl. The same tropical and citrus notes follow on the palate, with pear, peach blossoms, and a touch of spice to round out the flavor profile. This wine is weighty, with an oily-textured component that is inherent to the vineyard. A harmonious mix of acidity and volume, this wine is full and fresh.

Production

Vintage Notes

The 2018 growing season was slow and steady. The vines started to grow in late February. Spring was mild, which allowed extended
flowering, resulting in uniform, well balanced clusters. Harvest for the Truchard vineyard began in late September and wrapped up the
first week of October.

Viticulture

Truchard Vineyard lies in the heart of Carneros, prized for its rolling hills, sun exposure and cool, breezy conditions that allow long, even ripening. Nickel & Nickel makes wine from eight select sections of this 270-acre vineyard, composed of volcanic ash and rock with a southwestern exposure. The growing season tends to be long in this cooler area, allowing for fully mature fruit at harvest.

Vinification

FERMENATION Whole cluster pressed barrel fermented (no ML)

AGING French oak barrels (47% new, 53% once-used)

TIME 10 months