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2017 Grgich Hills Estate Chardonnay
2017 Grgich Hills Estate Chardonnay

Grgich Hills
2017 Chardonnay
, Napa Valley
Estate Grown

93 Points - 2020 The International Wine and Spirit Competition

Opens up with aromas of fresh lemon and orange followed by subtle notes of lemon zest and a touch of marzipan. These notes follow onto the palate, with balanced acidity carrying through from the first sip to the last giving the wine great freshness and minerality.  Delicious now, or perfect for aging in your cellar. Enjoy with herb-crusted pork ribs, grilled chicken Caesar salad, poached salmon and more.

Vintage: There was high rain fall at the beginning of the season, a mild winter, and then finally transitioned into a beautiful spring. There was an early bud break and flowering, followed by sunny days and high temperatures through June and August.

Vineyard: This Chardonnay thrives American Canyon and Carneros vineyards in the southern tip of Napa Valley, near San Pablo Bay, which spills into the San Francisco Bay. The cool maritime breezes and morning fog allow the grapes to slowly ripen to develop complex flavors while maintaining a pleasing natural acidity that is impossible to achieve in warmer areas. Farmed all naturally, without artificial pesticides or herbicides, and they are certified organic.

Alcohol:  14.1%
Varietal: 
100% Chardonnay
Appellation: Napa Valley Estate
Harvest date:  Aug. 18 - Sept. 14, 2017
Sugar:  23.1 Brix (average)
Fermentation:  indigenous yeast
Total acid:  7.2 g/L
pH:  3.4
Aging:  Fermented and aged 10 months
Type of oak:  French oak; 40% new, 60% neutral
Bottling date:  February 2019
Release date:  June 2020

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