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2018 Chardonnay ATS bottle shot
Napa Valley, Los Carneros

2020 Chardonnay, ATS

92 Points

James Suckling

Winemaker's Notes

Named after Cuvaison family member Alexander Tai Schmidheiny, a patron of the Arts, this wine is an homage to the art of blending. This beguiling Chardonnay is a blend of our favorite barrels from the 2020 vintage. Aromatic and inviting acacia blossom notes interplay with hints of brioche and apricot. On the palate the wine achieves a fine balance between rich stone fruits and bright citrus notes, with a hint of ginger. The lush fruit tones follow through with a shimmering finish.

Technical Data

Special Designation: Legacy
Vineyard Designation: Napa Valley, Los Carneros
Harvest Date: August 19 – September 14, 2020
Fermentation: 37 days
Aging: 16 months in French oak barriques (75% new)
ML: 100%
Wine Composition: 100% Chardonnay (50% Old Wente and 50 % Dijon 548)
Barrels Produced: 4
pH: 3.59
Alcohol: 14.5%
Acid: 6.5 g/l