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Chappellet Winery, 2016 Chappellet Chardonnay Napa Valley

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"Lemon drop, Asian pear and fresh-cut apple flavors make for a crisp white that features touches of richness. Lush midpalate, with a lithe, spicy finish. Drink now through 2021. 3,871 cases made"
–Mar-18

Chappellet Winery, 2016 Chappellet Chardonnay Napa Valley


Chappellet Winery, 2016 Chappellet Chardonnay Napa Valley

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WINE
2016 Chappellet Chardonnay Napa Valley
Chappellet Winery

100% Chardonnay

VINEYARDS Fruit coming from elite selections of vineyards in the coolest areas of Napa Valley. The majority coming from Kelley Ranch which overlooks the San Pablo Bay. This vintage also includes fruit harvested from the Red Hen Vineyard in Oak Knoll, and from an older, dry-farmed block of Wente clone grapes from Bald Mountain Vineyard.

SOILS Shallow soils composed of clay and gravel

VINIFICATION AND AGING Aged on lees for 8 months in about one third new French oak. The majority of the wine undergoes malolactic fermentation.

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