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Waterstone Chardonnay Carneros
Waterstone Winery
United States - California - Carneros

Vintage: The 2016 vintage was near-perfect in Napa Valley. The growing season had an early start and ideal weather throughout. Harvest was ideally paced, with vineyards ripening in a cycle that allowed successive picking at targeted ripeness. The resulting wines are showing great balance and intensity of flavor.

Tasting Notes: Aromas of Asian pear, brioche, and sweet vanilla. Creamy mouthfeel with bright acidity and notes of Meyer lemon lengthening the finish.

Specifications
Appellation
Carneros
Wine Type
White
Varietal(s)
100 % Chardonnay
Vinification
After whole-cluster pressing, 21% of our Chardonnay juice was barrel-fermented in French oak barrels and aged sur lie for 6 months; the balance of juice was aged sur lie in neutral French oak. During this period, the barrels were frequently stirred to increase yeast contact and add richness; a third of the wine underwent secondary malo-lactic fermentation. Prior to bottling, the wine received minimal filtration and fining to preserve
the fresh fruit flavors.
Production
1,175 cases (9-liter cases)

Reviews and News

2013 Waterstone Chardonnay Carneros - 91 PTS - WE

2013 Waterstone Chardonnay Carneros - 91 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 91 pts"This is a floral, zesty and vibrant white wine, given six months in French oak, half of it new. With a complex hit of briny salt and citrus, it flirts between layers of savory and sweet, finding just the right balance of structure and acidity. - Virginie Boone"

- Wine Enthusiast (April 1st 2016), 91 points

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Producer Information: Waterstone Winery

Phillip Zorn and Brent Shortridge, both with extensive experience in wine industry, formed Waterstone Winery in 2000 to create “luxury wines at affordable prices”. Waterstone owns no land or winemaking ...
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