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Textbook Chardonnay 2018

America, California
Textbook Chardonnay

Napa Valley Chardonnay shows bright, textured fruit, white stone fruits, very subtle new French oak and a creamy texture; all in balance with fragrant and floral pear, melon and mineral notes. We think it is a “textbook” example of this noble variety grown in these outstanding Napa Valley sites

Country America
Region California
Appellation Napa Valley
Winery TEXTBOOK
Vintage 2018
Color White
Varietal(s) 100% Chardonnay
¥4,950  (incl. tax)

Napa Valley Chardonnay shows bright, textured fruit, white stone fruits, very subtle new French oak and a creamy texture; all in balance with fragrant and floral pear, melon and mineral notes. We think it is a “textbook” example of this noble variety grown in these outstanding Napa Valley sites

Country America
Region California
Appellation Napa Valley
Winery TEXTBOOK
Vintage 2018
Color White
Varietal(s) 100% Chardonnay
Production

Vintage Notes

Finally, a “regular” growing season! After three unusual years, 2012 brought us back to a normal year with excellent results across the board. The characteristics of the 2012 vintage in Napa Valley showcase concentrated fruit, rich mouth-feel and exotic aromatics, all within a balanced framework of crisp acidity. The even weather patterns in September and October allowed harvest to occur at a more relaxed pace, which is always good for high-quality winemaking.

Data
Closure Screw Cap
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 13.3%
Product Code 4032118
UPC 7-98304-13254-0
Winery

Winery Description

TEXTBOOK wines are so named because they consistently exhibit the characteristics that define classic Napa Valley and Oakville District wines: in short, TEXTBOOK wines are ‘textbook’ examples of the finest that Napa Valley has to offer. Owner and winemaker Jonathan Pey draws upon a lifetime of experience in fine wine:  he has overseen winemaking in France, Italy, Portugal, Australia and New Zealand. All grapes are hand-picked from the very best sustainably-farmed Napa Valley vineyards.  Boulder Block vineyard is the primary source for TEXTBOOK Cabernet and is located directly next door to Screaming Eagle; while the main source for the Merlot (Holmes Vineyard) is adjacent to Opus One and Paradigm, and just downslope from Harlan Estate.  The hand-sorted grapes are fermented in small lots, fined in the traditional method with organic egg whites and bottled unfiltered.