Napa Valley Chardonnay

2011 Moone-Tsai Napa Valley Chardonnay

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Our 2011 Napa Valley Chardonnay presents an enticing nose of citrus and lightly toasted brioche. The mouth is layered with subtle notes of apricot, tangerine, butterscotch and subtle nutmeg of high quality French oak extending long into the finish. Delicate oak-framing and well-balanced acidity give the wine structure, elegance, brightness and versatility. The wines were barrel-fermented, and aged in 73% new French oak for 16 months.

Bald Mountain, a neighbor of Mount Veeder, is situated in the Mayacamas Mountains on the western border of the Napa Valley. The south-facing vineyard sits at nearly 1600 feet above sea level, and offers stunning views of both the Sonoma and Napa Valleys, as well as of Marin's Mt. Tamalpais to the south. Cool sunshine is abundant throughout the growing season, allowing the grapes to ripen slowly while varietal character evolves completely.

Varietal Composition: 100% Chardonnay
Vineyards: Bald Mountain
Production: 695 cases
Harvest Date: October 2 - 15, 2011
Cooperage: 73% new French oak: Rousseau, Damy, François Frères
Bottle Date: March 11, 2013
Release Date: June 2013
Retail Price (750ml): $60/bottle