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Nickel & Nickel Chardonnay Christmas Wine
TASTING NOTES: Our Nickel & Nickel Chardonnay Christmas Wine is delivered in a holiday wine tote that is sure to bring holiday spirit. TOTE WILL VARY FROM TIME TO TIME.
HARVEST NOTES The 2016 season in this cooler Russian River Valley vineyard began with budbreak in late February followed by bloom in late May. Earlier in the season, we put significant effort into strengthening these old vines, and the canopies were beautiful and healthy. Because of the consistently cool, foggy mornings we stripped the leaves around the fruiting zone, to give the fruit ample exposure. A lovely marine layer persisted throughout June, with fog until about 10 am. This delayed veraison until mid-July and the resulting crop load was small yet healthy. Cool-to-warm August temperature swings allowed the fruit a longer hang-time this year, with warm mid-September weather pushing the fruit to full ripeness. SENSORY EVALUATION The 2016 High-Line Chardonnay opens with fragrant white blossom, orange and stone aromas. On the palate, pear, orange and rich fig blend nicely with lemon zest and fresh minerality. There’s wonderful texture to this wine, and an enchanting candied citrus flavor and subtle minerality that progresses all the way through to the finish.
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