Zd Wines Chardonnay Napa Valley Reserve 2005

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Best of Class Gold Medal - Pacific Rim International Wine Competition 2007 Gold Medal - Taster's Guild International ...

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Delicious - butterscotch and coconut. I'm a big fan. Read more

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Snooth User: sparklingjenny
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04/20/2010

Delicious - butterscotch and coconut. I'm a big fan.


Winemaker's Notes:

Best of Class Gold Medal - Pacific Rim International Wine Competition 2007 Gold Medal - Taster's Guild International Wine Competition 2007 Gold Medal - International Eastern Wine Competition 2007 Highly Recommended - California Grapevine 2007 This 100% Napa Valley Chardonnay is a blend from two of our favorite vineyards located in the coolest part of the Napa Valley, one of which is the dry farmed, organically certified deLeuze Family Estate Vineyard in the Carneros. The other vineyard is the Soscol Vineyard which sits just outside of the Carneros appellation, but enjoys the same proximity to the San Pablo Bay which gives us the long, cool growing season that Chardonnay thrives in. The fruit was all hand harvested at optimal maturity and barrel fermented at 46-48°F in our cellar. No malo-lactic fermentation further ensures a perfect balance of forward fruit and crisp, natural acidity. This wine was aged for 15 months in American oak barrels, selected for their delicacy, and bottled in December 2005. In the aroma, pineapple, pear and sweet vanilla mingle with subtle notes of lime, coconut and toast. This wine is full bodied and rich on the palate, with more tropical pineapple and apricot flavors that integrate beautifully with the spicy American oak. The fruit lingers throughout the incredibly long finish. Enjoy!!! Robert deLeuze, Winemaster

Best of Class Gold Medal - Pacific Rim International Wine Competition 2007 Gold Medal - Taster's Guild International Wine Competition 2007 Gold Medal - International Eastern Wine Competition 2007 Highly Recommended - California Grapevine 2007 This 100% Napa Valley Chardonnay is a blend from two of our favorite vineyards located in the coolest part of the Napa Valley, one of which is the dry farmed, organically certified deLeuze Family Estate Vineyard in the Carneros. The other vineyard is the Soscol Vineyard which sits just outside of the Carneros appellation, but enjoys the same proximity to the San Pablo Bay which gives us the long, cool growing season that Chardonnay thrives in. The fruit was all hand harvested at optimal maturity and barrel fermented at 46-48°F in our cellar. No malo-lactic fermentation further ensures a perfect balance of forward fruit and crisp, natural acidity. This wine was aged for 15 months in American oak barrels, selected for their delicacy, and bottled in December 2005. In the aroma, pineapple, pear and sweet vanilla mingle with subtle notes of lime, coconut and toast. This wine is full bodied and rich on the palate, with more tropical pineapple and apricot flavors that integrate beautifully with the spicy American oak. The fruit lingers throughout the incredibly long finish. Enjoy!!! Robert deLeuze, Winemaster

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