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Textbook Chardonnay 2020

America, California

Chardonnay clusters were field sorted in the frigid wee hours, then gently whole-cluster pressed. After settling overnight, the juice was transferred directly into French oak barrels (40% new) for fermentation. We situated barrels within a specialized temperature controlled room kept at 55°F, which allowed for an elongated primary fermentation followed by a slow and deliberate 100% malolactic fermentation. Nine months barrel maturation on natural yeast lees and employing bâtonnage developed layered texture and elegant mouthfeel. Our 2020 is richly textured, creamy, crisp, and balanced. We produced two-hundred and forty-five barrels of our Vintage 2020 Chardonnay.

Alluring floral notes of honeysuckle with citrus and white stone fruits. A lively palate loaded with fig, apricot, pear, melon, and apple builds to a crème brûlée richness with toasted oak spice that imparts a creamy, silky texture. The finish is perfectly balanced with bright acidity complex layers that continue to intrigue.

Country America
Region California
Appellation Napa Valley
Winery TEXTBOOK
Vintage 2020
Color White
Varietal(s) 100% Chardonnay
¥5,280  (incl. tax)

Chardonnay clusters were field sorted in the frigid wee hours, then gently whole-cluster pressed. After settling overnight, the juice was transferred directly into French oak barrels (40% new) for fermentation. We situated barrels within a specialized temperature controlled room kept at 55°F, which allowed for an elongated primary fermentation followed by a slow and deliberate 100% malolactic fermentation. Nine months barrel maturation on natural yeast lees and employing bâtonnage developed layered texture and elegant mouthfeel. Our 2020 is richly textured, creamy, crisp, and balanced. We produced two-hundred and forty-five barrels of our Vintage 2020 Chardonnay.

Alluring floral notes of honeysuckle with citrus and white stone fruits. A lively palate loaded with fig, apricot, pear, melon, and apple builds to a crème brûlée richness with toasted oak spice that imparts a creamy, silky texture. The finish is perfectly balanced with bright acidity complex layers that continue to intrigue.

Country America
Region California
Appellation Napa Valley
Winery TEXTBOOK
Vintage 2020
Color White
Varietal(s) 100% Chardonnay
Data
Closure Screw Cap
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 13.6%
Product Code 4032120
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.