2020 Linda Vista Vineyard Chardonnay, Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley

2020 Linda Vista Vineyard Chardonnay, Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley

Chardonnay
CA - Napa Valley - Oak Knoll District
$43.00 / 750 mL Bottle

  • Alcohol 13.1%
  • pH 3.25
  • Titratable Acid 6.4
  • Bottling Date 07/07/21
Cellar Tracker 91.5
Linda Vista Vineyard is located on a silty loam site in the southwestern part of a cooler area in the Oak Knoll District. Over 25-year-old vines were originally planted by the Beringer family, and Steve has taken over farming and has been tending the land. We picked the Chardonnay on August 27th. Thanks to the grower’s intuitive decision-making, Steve Matthiasson, we managed to harvest the grapes in superb condition before the fire damage became extensive in Napa Valley. As a result, the finished wine exhibits the best characteristics of Oak Knoll Chardonnay, despite the most challenging vintage in the winemaking history of Northern California. This organically grown Chardonnay (CCOF Certified Organic) was picked at 21.5 Brix and pressed gently in whole clusters, barrel-fermented with indigenous yeast, and aged in barrels on the lees. It was bottled, unfiltered, and unfined.

Notes

The Olmo clone’s distinctive high acidity and citrus characters were further accentuated with fermentation and barrel aging with light-toast French oak, with a toasted hazelnut nose and a supple mouthfeel with an excellent balance in the finish. This wine is a real testament to the truly outstanding growers who overcome obstacles, excel in their skills, and maximize the site’s potential.

Maker Name

Six Cloves Wines

Vineyard/Orchard Name

Linda Vista Vineyards