2016 Califa Chardonnay
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$50.00
 
SKU: CVCHCA16B


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2016


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Califa Chardonnay


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TASTING NOTES

Aromas

Lemon curd, orange zest, honeysuckle, brioche, and crème brûlée

Flavors

Grapefruit juice, Bosc pear, honeycrisp apple, and vanillae

Finish

Luxurious with bright, juicy fruit and a beautiful creamy texture framed by balanced acidity


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WINEMAKING

The Fruit

Gently whole cluster pressed at low pressures, yielding clean juice

The Juice

Cold settled overnight, then racked to French oak barriques for fermentation Indigenous yeasts Frequent bâtonnage (lees stirring) during fermentation and periodically during postfermentation to build midpalate texture Full malolactic fermentation in barrel

The Wine

Immediately racked off the lees, stabilized, and bottled to capture the pure essence of the Chardonnay variety


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VINEYARD SOURCE

Seven of our estate blocks in the Edna Valley appellation

Cool Climate

Long growing season for exceptional hangtime

Calcareous, clay-rich soil to produce fruit with exceptional intensity and complex flavor




Details
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Edna Valley
Alcohol %
14.1
Size
750 ml