NICKEL AND NICKEL TRUCHARD VINEYARD CHARDONNAY 2014
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Nickel And Nickel
VINEYARD DESCRIPTION
Truchard Vineyard lies in the heart of Carneros, prized for its rolling hills, sun
exposure and cool, breezy conditions that allow long, even ripening. Nickel '
Nickel makes wine from eight select acres of this 270-acre vineyard, composed
of volcanic ash and rock with a southwestern exposure. The growing season
tends to be long in this cooler area, allowing for fully mature fruit at harvest.
HARVEST NOTES
The growing season was ideal with warm days and cool, foggy nights
that offered the perfect conditions for fruit and tannin maturity. Temperatures
were moderate, and flavor development was at its peak. Leaves were pulled
around the fruit, allowing for the morning sun to shine through. Bloom and
veraison occurred two weeks ahead of last year, yielding well-balanced vines
with a slightly higher crop load. These berries also sized after veraison so we
were fortunate to have the extra time to ripen the fruit. Exposure played a key
role in the harvest date, with the west facing vineyards being harvested first.
SENSORY EVALUATION
The Truchard Chardonnay is a beautiful expression of what this vineyard
has to offer. Peach, apple, and tropical fruits pair nicely with the vanilla and
toasty oak from the barrels. Its creamy mouthfeel and balanced acidity create
a lovely texture that carries the fruit from start to the finish, creating a wine of
perfect proportions.
APPELLATION
Carneros,

Bottle Size: .750

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