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Groth Chardonnay Hillview Vnyd Napa Valley 2014

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Winemaker Tasting notes: Long, cool fermentation in a mixture of old and new barrels gives our Chardonnay layers of fruitiness and complexity that result in a wine that is very enjoyable when young or after several years of bottle age. This method of fermentation, in conjunction with the "sur lie" aging add layers of toastiness and creaminess to the wine. Together these components meld together harmoniously to create a balanced wine that is both lively and rich in aroma and flavor. Cameron Parry Winemaker Vintage: Warm, steady, and stable best sums up the 2014 vintage. Warm spring rains, setting everything up for a near ideal growing season. Summer and the vine growth progressed very smoothly with no notable heat spikes or really any worrisome weather at all. In fact, the weather during the critical period of ripening following veraison was ridiculously stable. For about a six-week stretch we saw a high around 85° F and a low around 55° F - perfect conditions! All this wonderful weather meant that the grapes ripened in a very predictable fashion allowing us to target optimal ripeness. With wonderful pacing of the harvest, we never had our hand forced by Mother Nature. The results of all this great weather are wines that show the richness and ripeness of the season while retaining the purity of fruit character, a crisp freshness, and lovely depth. Along with 2012 and 2013, this vintage makes for quite the trifecta. Harvest: Our Chardonnay is made entirely from grapes grown in our Hillview Vineyards located in the Oak Knoll District AVA and planted in 1996. The fruit from this cooler vineyard site provides the tropical fruit, citrus, and mineral notes that complement food nicely. Winemaking: We whole cluster pressed 85% of the Chardonnay fruit, giving us juice with incredible delicate fruit flavors and softness. The remaining fruit was destemmed prior to pressing, yielding juice with a bigger structure and rich aromatics. After pressing and cold settling, the juice was transferred to French oak barrels, 25% new, for fermentation and aging. After eight months of aging “sur lie”, the wine was racked off the yeast lees, blended, and finished for bottling. • Barrel fermented • No Malolactic Fermentation • Aged sur lie in French oak barrels for eight months, 25% new oak

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Groth Vineyards & Winery:
Groth Vineyards is located in the Oakville Appellation in Napa Valley. Browse our site to learn more about our winery, and wines. You can schedule a tour & tasting, join our wine club, and buy wine directly through our Web site. We are looking forward to sharing our exceptional wines and hosting you at our estate winery.

External Reviews for Groth Chardonnay Hillview Vnyd Napa Valley

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
09/24/2016

Winemaker Tasting notes: Long, cool fermentation in a mixture of old and new barrels gives our Chardonnay layers of fruitiness and complexity that result in a wine that is very enjoyable when young or after several years of bottle age. This method of fermentation, in conjunction with the "sur lie" aging add layers of toastiness and creaminess to the wine. Together these components meld together harmoniously to create a balanced wine that is both lively and rich in aroma and flavor. Cameron Parry Winemaker Vintage: Warm, steady, and stable best sums up the 2014 vintage. Warm spring rains, setting everything up for a near ideal growing season. Summer and the vine growth progressed very smoothly with no notable heat spikes or really any worrisome weather at all. In fact, the weather during the critical period of ripening following veraison was ridiculously stable. For about a six-week stretch we saw a high around 85° F and a low around 55° F - perfect conditions! All this wonderful weather meant that the grapes ripened in a very predictable fashion allowing us to target optimal ripeness. With wonderful pacing of the harvest, we never had our hand forced by Mother Nature. The results of all this great weather are wines that show the richness and ripeness of the season while retaining the purity of fruit character, a crisp freshness, and lovely depth. Along with 2012 and 2013, this vintage makes for quite the trifecta. Harvest: Our Chardonnay is made entirely from grapes grown in our Hillview Vineyards located in the Oak Knoll District AVA and planted in 1996. The fruit from this cooler vineyard site provides the tropical fruit, citrus, and mineral notes that complement food nicely. Winemaking: We whole cluster pressed 85% of the Chardonnay fruit, giving us juice with incredible delicate fruit flavors and softness. The remaining fruit was destemmed prior to pressing, yielding juice with a bigger structure and rich aromatics. After pressing and cold settling, the juice was transferred to French oak barrels, 25% new, for fermentation and aging. After eight months of aging “sur lie”, the wine was racked off the yeast lees, blended, and finished for bottling. • Barrel fermented • No Malolactic Fermentation • Aged sur lie in French oak barrels for eight months, 25% new oak


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
02/15/2018

Winemaker Tasting notes: Long, cool fermentation in a mixture of old and new barrels gives our Chardonnay layers of fruitiness and complexity that result in a wine that is very enjoyable when young or after several years of bottle age. This method of fermentation, in conjunction with the "sur lie" aging add layers of toastiness and creaminess to the wine. Together these components meld together harmoniously to create a balanced wine that is both lively and rich in aroma and flavor. Cameron Parry Winemaker Vintage: Warm, steady, and stable best sums up the 2014 vintage. Warm spring rains, setting everything up for a near ideal growing season. Summer and the vine growth progressed very smoothly with no notable heat spikes or really any worrisome weather at all. In fact, the weather during the critical period of ripening following veraison was ridiculously stable. For about a six-week stretch we saw a high around 85° F and a low around 55° F - perfect conditions! All this wonderful weather meant that the grapes ripened in a very predictable fashion allowing us to target optimal ripeness. With wonderful pacing of the harvest, we never had our hand forced by Mother Nature. The results of all this great weather are wines that show the richness and ripeness of the season while retaining the purity of fruit character, a crisp freshness, and lovely depth. Along with 2012 and 2013, this vintage makes for quite the trifecta. Harvest: Our Chardonnay is made entirely from grapes grown in our Hillview Vineyards located in the Oak Knoll District AVA and planted in 1996. The fruit from this cooler vineyard site provides the tropical fruit, citrus, and mineral notes that complement food nicely. Winemaking: We whole cluster pressed 85% of the Chardonnay fruit, giving us juice with incredible delicate fruit flavors and softness. The remaining fruit was destemmed prior to pressing, yielding juice with a bigger structure and rich aromatics. After pressing and cold settling, the juice was transferred to French oak barrels, 25% new, for fermentation and aging. After eight months of aging “sur lie”, the wine was racked off the yeast lees, blended, and finished for bottling. • Barrel fermented • No Malolactic Fermentation • Aged sur lie in French oak barrels for eight months, 25% new oak ** Only 10 in Stock **


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
05/10/2018

Winemaker Tasting notes: Long, cool fermentation in a mixture of old and new barrels gives our Chardonnay layers of fruitiness and complexity that result in a wine that is very enjoyable when young or after several years of bottle age. This method of fermentation, in conjunction with the "sur lie" aging add layers of toastiness and creaminess to the wine. Together these components meld together harmoniously to create a balanced wine that is both lively and rich in aroma and flavor. Cameron Parry Winemaker Vintage: Warm, steady, and stable best sums up the 2014 vintage. Warm spring rains, setting everything up for a near ideal growing season. Summer and the vine growth progressed very smoothly with no notable heat spikes or really any worrisome weather at all. In fact, the weather during the critical period of ripening following veraison was ridiculously stable. For about a six-week stretch we saw a high around 85° F and a low around 55° F - perfect conditions! All this wonderful weather meant that the grapes ripened in a very predictable fashion allowing us to target optimal ripeness. With wonderful pacing of the harvest, we never had our hand forced by Mother Nature. The results of all this great weather are wines that show the richness and ripeness of the season while retaining the purity of fruit character, a crisp freshness, and lovely depth. Along with 2012 and 2013, this vintage makes for quite the trifecta. Harvest: Our Chardonnay is made entirely from grapes grown in our Hillview Vineyards located in the Oak Knoll District AVA and planted in 1996. The fruit from this cooler vineyard site provides the tropical fruit, citrus, and mineral notes that complement food nicely. Winemaking: We whole cluster pressed 85% of the Chardonnay fruit, giving us juice with incredible delicate fruit flavors and softness. The remaining fruit was destemmed prior to pressing, yielding juice with a bigger structure and rich aromatics. After pressing and cold settling, the juice was transferred to French oak barrels, 25% new, for fermentation and aging. After eight months of aging “sur lie”, the wine was racked off the yeast lees, blended, and finished for bottling. • Barrel fermented • No Malolactic Fermentation • Aged sur lie in French oak barrels for eight months, 25% new oak ** Only 6 in Stock **


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
10/29/2018

Winemaker Tasting notes: Long, cool fermentation in a mixture of old and new barrels gives our Chardonnay layers of fruitiness and complexity that result in a wine that is very enjoyable when young or after several years of bottle age. This method of fermentation, in conjunction with the "sur lie" aging add layers of toastiness and creaminess to the wine. Together these components meld together harmoniously to create a balanced wine that is both lively and rich in aroma and flavor. Cameron Parry Winemaker Vintage: Warm, steady, and stable best sums up the 2014 vintage. Warm spring rains, setting everything up for a near ideal growing season. Summer and the vine growth progressed very smoothly with no notable heat spikes or really any worrisome weather at all. In fact, the weather during the critical period of ripening following veraison was ridiculously stable. For about a six-week stretch we saw a high around 85° F and a low around 55° F - perfect conditions! All this wonderful weather meant that the grapes ripened in a very predictable fashion allowing us to target optimal ripeness. With wonderful pacing of the harvest, we never had our hand forced by Mother Nature. The results of all this great weather are wines that show the richness and ripeness of the season while retaining the purity of fruit character, a crisp freshness, and lovely depth. Along with 2012 and 2013, this vintage makes for quite the trifecta. Harvest: Our Chardonnay is made entirely from grapes grown in our Hillview Vineyards located in the Oak Knoll District AVA and planted in 1996. The fruit from this cooler vineyard site provides the tropical fruit, citrus, and mineral notes that complement food nicely. Winemaking: We whole cluster pressed 85% of the Chardonnay fruit, giving us juice with incredible delicate fruit flavors and softness. The remaining fruit was destemmed prior to pressing, yielding juice with a bigger structure and rich aromatics. After pressing and cold settling, the juice was transferred to French oak barrels, 25% new, for fermentation and aging. After eight months of aging “sur lie”, the wine was racked off the yeast lees, blended, and finished for bottling. • Barrel fermented • No Malolactic Fermentation • Aged sur lie in French oak barrels for eight months, 25% new oak ** Only 3 in Stock **



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