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Napa Valley, Los Carneros

2021 Chardonnay, Kite Tail

93 Points

95 Points

The Wine Independent

Winemaker's Notes

Delivering the distinctively bright acidity, well-rounded structure and gorgeous fruit intensity that are the signature gifts of our region’s marine fog and Bay breezes, our Kite Tail Chardonnay pays homage to the cool climate of Los Carneros. Composed from our estate’s heritage Old Wente vines, prized for their low yields and lively, concentrated fruit, this beautifully focused wine displays juicy notes of green apple, white peach, and grapefruit. A palate of shimmering acidity carries through the sip, with an elegant touch of minerality gracing a sustained finish.

Technical Data

Special Designation: Small Lot
Vineyard Designation: Napa Valley, Los Carneros
Harvest Date: Sept. 2 - 8, 2021
Fermentation: 26 days
Aging: 11 months in French oak (50% new), 5 months in Stainless Steel
Wine Composition: 100% Chardonnay
Barrels Produced: 29
pH: 3.58
Alcohol: 14.1
Acid: 6.0 g/L