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2018 Chardonnay Vineburg Vineyard Estate Grown Carneros Napa Valley

America/United States, California
Chardonnay Vineburg Vineyard Estate Grown Carneros Napa Valley
Country America/United States
Region California
Appellation Carneros
Winery Silverado Vineyards
Vintage 2018
Color White
Varietal(s) 100% Chardonnay
¥4,950  (incl. tax)
Country America/United States
Region California
Appellation Carneros
Winery Silverado Vineyards
Vintage 2018
Color White
Varietal(s) 100% Chardonnay
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Data
Closure Synthetic Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 14.3%
Product Code SV-1CHVB18
UPC 88417880774
Inventory In Stock
Owning & Enjoying

Tasting notes

Delicate aromas of lemon peel, flint and bright minerality carry over to the palate, with ripe honeydew melon on the finish. The Vineburg
Chardonnay typically is crafted with approximately 10% new French oak, resulting in a Chablis style profile.

Production

Vintage Notes

Soils + Climate
Formerly an apple orchard, Vineburg Vineyard’s sandy, gravelly site is now planted in soils of Huichica Loam, Wright Loam, and Riverwash. The constant breeze from San Pablo Bay allows bracing acidity to be retained in the wine at all sugar levels.

 

Vintage
February saw abundant rains, followed by lots of filtered light in spring and early summer. Both bud break and flowering occurred a bit late, but under ideal weather conditions, creating a plentiful and even fruit set. Summer brought generous sun during the day and cooler marine influences, virtually uninterrupted by major heat spikes. The relatively mild summer was followed by extended fall sunshine and moderate heat, which created near-ideal conditions for winemakers to allow their fruit to accumulate flavor complexity with gradual increases in sugar levels. Volume was up 20-30% over average crop quantity.

Viticulture

VINEBURG VINEYARD (100%) – Vineburg Vineyard is situated on the Carneros flats, south of Sonoma in the Los Carneros AVA.
Silverado purchased the site in 1999, planting its first vineyards in 2000 on both sides of wetlands which the winery preserved. For
complexity, five clones were planted on two types of rootstock, with closely-spaced vines to achieve a low yield per vine delivering intense
flavors.

Vinification

HARVEST DATES :September 20 – 27, 2018
BRIX AT HARVEST : Average 22.8°
FERMENTATION : 100% barrel fermented: 93% in 75-gallon stainless steel barrels 7% in 500L French oak puncheons 21% of the blend completed malolactic fermentation

BARREL AGING REGIMEN : Aged 6 months in barrel, 7% new oak 
New oak profile: 87% French, 13% Hungarian
All barrels stirred once a week for 5 months

PH: 3.38 pH | TA: 5.55 g/L | RS: 0.09%


WINEMAKERS : Jon Emmerich, Elena Franceschi