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2018 Foley Johnson Handmade Chardonnay, Napa Valley

2018 Foley Johnson Handmade Chardonnay, Napa Valley

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SKU: 009168

Elegant aromas of honeysuckle, lime zest, baked apples and toasted oak. On the palate, rich flavors of grilled peach, lemon cream and vanilla are met with balanced acidity and a smooth finish.

Our 2018 Handmade Chardonnay from the Kuleto Estate vineyards opens with bright aromas of green apple and lime, with warm notes of vanilla and toast. The palate is rich and well balanced with flavors of ripe pineapple, orange blossom and hints of toasted oak and caramel. Enjoy this versatile wine with rich seafood or creamy pasta dishes.

Winemaker Notes

Our 2018 Handmade Chardonnay from the Kuleto Estate vineyards is golden straw in color and offers elegant aromas of honeysuckle, lime zest, baked apples and toasted oak. On the palate, rich flavors of grilled peach, lemon cream and vanilla are met with balanced acidity and a smooth finish. This versatile wine can be enjoyed alone or paired with rich seafood or poultry dishes.

Composition

100% Chardonnay from Kuleto Estate, Block 8 in Napa Valley.

Wine Specs

Vintage
2018
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Napa Valley
Harvest Date
Early September
Acid
6.4 g/L
pH
3.57
Aging
10 months in French oak barrels (30% new
Bottling Date
July 24, 2018
Alcohol %
14.1

Production Notes

The juice was fermented with native and inoculated yeast and aged in French oak barrels (30% new) for 10 months. Full malolactic fermentation and regular lees stirring with monthly bâtonnage brought additional richness and complexity to the palate.

Vineyard Notes

The 2018 growing season was one of the mildest and smoothest in recent memory. Mild spring weather led to good fruit set in most varietals and moderate weather throughout the year made for ideal growing conditions. There were no major heat spikes, which gave us longer hang-time and great ripening on the vine. While a fairly long harvest, the 2018 crop delivered fruit with complex flavors and was of excellent quality. Our Handmade Chardonnay is made from fruit from our sister property, Kuleto Estate. Kuleto is an extremely diverse site located in the volcanic mountains of eastern Napa. This wine shows the clarity and structure typical of this warmer climate site.

Production

230 Cases