2018 Truchard Chardonnay

Year: 2018
Appellation: Carneros, Napa Valley
Country: USA - California
Wine Spectator: 92
Wine Enthusiast: 91
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.1%
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"This wine opens in effusive jasmine, pear and pineapple-strong aromas that lead to a similarly memorable palate of juicy apple and mango. The oak adds a tilt of saltiness that appeals and broadens the complexity and length of firm, focused acidity. Virginie Boone" (WE)

Winery Notes:
The 2018 Chardonnay is layered with tropical fruit notes of pineapple and mango counterpointed by a core of bright citrus fruits of Meyer lemon, quince, and kumquat then rounded out by granny smith apples, spice, and floral like perfume. The high-quality French oak is well integrated and the wine has amazing acidity for its richness and complexity.

We grow our Chardonnay in the coolest and southernmost part of the Estate, the vines range from 25-45 years old and benefit from the various marine soils, gently sloped terrain, and cooler temperature conditions that make the Carneros region ideal for growing Chardonnay. They produce aromatic wines with complex fruit characteristics with unique spice and floral notes.