2013 'RESERVE' Estate Grown Chardonnay

2013 'RESERVE' Estate Grown Chardonnay

Rich & Classy Chardonnay

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    Wine Profile
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    ✩✩✩✩+ Four Star+ 2013 CORLEY ‘Reserve’ Estate Grown Chardonnay (Oak Knoll District) An elegant, complex, full bodied Chardonnay that is supple, balanced, and very long on the palate. In aroma/flavor, it tastes of apple, peach, pear, vanilla, crème caramel, and toast. Excellent. Fermented and aged in French oak barrels. Ronn Wiegand, Restaurant Wine, Fall 2015
    Vineyard Notes
    Since the early 1990s our Chardonnay vineyard in the Oak Knoll district of Napa Valley is planted with four different clones of Chardonnay (our Heirloom Clones and Dijon Clones #76, #95, #96) plant to 420A rootstock, 101-14 and 5c from which we produce Chardonnay grapes with rich bright fruit flavors. Soils are Pleasanton and Yolo Series Loam. Our Monticello Vineyards designated Chardonnays are a great example of how the different clones, rootstock, and soil combinations specific to our vineyard create a most harmonious wine. Although we work with the same estate vineyard blocks each vintage, it is always interesting to see how they conduct themselves in any given season. They adapt to the season, and so do we. The differences in each growing season are what makes winemaking so fascinating, and these seasonal differences are one reason why the blends shift from year to year even though the grapes come from the same field. The result is a fully ripe, lower alcohol, extremely well balanced wine that should show well for several years. The wine was fermented in new French Oak and stainless steel and aged for 8 months in new and neutral French Oak Barrels (about 1/3 new). 12+ Months in French Oak. Since the early 1990s our Chardonnay vineyard in the Oak Knoll district of Napa Valley is planted with four different clones of Chardonnay (our Heirloom Clones and Dijon Clones #76, #95, #96) plant to 420A rootstock, 101-14 and 5c from which we produce Chardonnay grapes with rich bright fruit flavors. Soils are Pleasanton and Yolo Series Loam. Our Monticello Vineyards designated Chardonnays are a great example of how the different clones, rootstock, and soil combinations specific to our vineyard create a most harmonious wine. Although we work with the same estate vineyard blocks each vintage, it is always interesting to see how they conduct themselves in any given season. They adapt to the season, and so do we. The differences in each growing season are what makes winemaking so fascinating, and these seasonal differences are one reason why the blends shift from year to year even though the grapes come from the same field. The result is a fully ripe, lower alcohol, extremely well balanced wine that should show well for several years. The wine was fermented in new French Oak and stainless steel and aged for 8 months in new and neutral French Oak Barrels (about 1/3 new). 12+ Months in French Oak. Since the early 1990s our Chardonnay vineyard in the Oak Knoll district of Napa Valley is planted with four different clones of Chardonnay (our Heirloom Clones and Dijon Clones #76, #95, #96) plant to 420A rootstock, 101-14 and 5c from which we produce Chardonnay grapes with rich bright fruit flavors. Soils are Pleasanton and Yolo Series Loam. Our Monticello Vineyards designated Chardonnays are a great example of how the different clones, rootstock, and soil combinations specific to our vineyard create a most harmonious wine. Although we work with the same estate vineyard blocks each vintage, it is always interesting to see how they conduct themselves in any given season. They adapt to the season, and so do we. The differences in each growing season are what makes winemaking so fascinating, and these seasonal differences are one reason why the blends shift from year to year even though the grapes come from the same field. The result is a fully ripe, lower alcohol, extremely well balanced wine that should show well for several years. The wine was fermented in new French Oak and stainless steel and aged for 8 months in new and neutral French Oak Barrels (about 1/3 new). 12+ Months in French Oak.
    Winemaker Notes
    The wine displays a pale, straw color expressing itself as elegant yet vibrant. Flavors of ripe stone fruits interlace through layers of vanilla cream, honey and caramel for a lasting memorable finish.
    Food Pairing Notes
    Grilled Chicken, Creamy Pasta Dishes, Flakey Fish
  • Wine Specs
    Vintage
    2013
    Varietal
    Chardonnay
    Appellation
    Oak Knoll District
    Vineyard Designation
    Estate Grown
    Alcohol %
    14.1
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