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Napa Cellars Chardonnay Napa Valley 2006

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VINEYARD INFORMATIONMost of the fruit for the 2006 Napa Cellars Chardonnay was sourced from South Napa where the grape thrives due to the mild temperatures. On any given summer day, the temperatures in our southern region can be ten to fifteen degrees cooler than those up valley. This difference allows the clusters to ripen evenly and hang on the vine for an extended period of time. Additionally, in 2006, we were able to source about 10% of the grapes from the famed Hudson Vineyard.WINEMAKINGChardonnay likes a long cold fermentation and that's exactly what winemaker Joe Shirley did when making this wine. After the grapes were harvested and crushed, about 1/3 of the juice was cold fermented in stainless steel tanks, while the other 2/3 were put into small oak barrels. The wine was then allowed to go through malolactic fermentation and aged an additional 7 months.WINEMAKERS NOTESNapa Cellars 2006 Chardonnay opens with an assortment of rich aromas: melons and granny smith apples mingle with clove spiced oak and coconut. The palate showcases huge fruit flavors balanced by a layer of citrus acidity accentuating the long, polished finish. Consider pairing this beautiful round wine with Chicken Pasta Primavera.WINE INFORMATIONAlcohol: 14%Oak: 35% French Oak, 33 % American Oak, 32% Stainless Steel, 50% NewT.A.: .57g/100mlpH: 3.57Cases: 10,000Release Date: June 2007

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Napa Cellars:
What does Napa stand for? For some, it conjures up images of five-star resorts and world renowned restaurants, but everyone agrees Napa Valley represents the pinnacle of great wines; one of the world's great wine capitals. Napa Cellars embodies the classic Napa Valley style - ripe, rich, balanced and collectible. Most importantly, the wines of Napa Cellars taste of the depth of this great wine ... Read more
What does Napa stand for? For some, it conjures up images of five-star resorts and world renowned restaurants, but everyone agrees Napa Valley represents the pinnacle of great wines; one of the world's great wine capitals. Napa Cellars embodies the classic Napa Valley style - ripe, rich, balanced and collectible. Most importantly, the wines of Napa Cellars taste of the depth of this great wine region as much as the grapes themselves. In the valley's warm days and cool nights, our vineyards produce seven primary varieties for which Napa Valley has become famous. Try one of our classic wines, and we hope you enjoy them as much as we enjoyed making them. Read less

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3.00 5
01/04/2008

A bit strange/ dull aftertaste. Ok, when doing cheese & crackers with it.


External Reviews for Napa Cellars Chardonnay Napa Valley

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Source: The Wine Closet
10/16/2008

Napa Cellars Chardonnay is our flagship wine. Every year the palate showcases huge fruit flavors reminiscent of tropical fruit, balanced by a layer of lemony acidity and a long, polished finish. Its moderate acidity makes it a more versatile Chardonnay when pairing with food. SUGGESTED FOOD PAIRINGTry it with Panko Crusted Fried Chicken Breast with a light lemongrass coconut cream sauce



VINEYARD INFORMATIONMost of the fruit for the 2006 Napa Cellars Chardonnay was sourced from South Napa where the grape thrives due to the mild temperatures. On any given summer day, the temperatures in our southern region can be ten to fifteen degrees cooler than those up valley. This difference allows the clusters to ripen evenly and hang on the vine for an extended period of time. Additionally, in 2006, we were able to source about 10% of the grapes from the famed Hudson Vineyard.WINEMAKINGChardonnay likes a long cold fermentation and that's exactly what winemaker Joe Shirley did when making this wine. After the grapes were harvested and crushed, about 1/3 of the juice was cold fermented in stainless steel tanks, while the other 2/3 were put into small oak barrels. The wine was then allowed to go through malolactic fermentation and aged an additional 7 months.WINEMAKERS NOTESNapa Cellars 2006 Chardonnay opens with an assortment of rich aromas: melons and granny smith apples mingle with clove spiced oak and coconut. The palate showcases huge fruit flavors balanced by a layer of citrus acidity accentuating the long, polished finish. Consider pairing this beautiful round wine with Chicken Pasta Primavera.WINE INFORMATIONAlcohol: 14%Oak: 35% French Oak, 33 % American Oak, 32% Stainless Steel, 50% NewT.A.: .57g/100mlpH: 3.57Cases: 10,000Release Date: June 2007

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