Cuvaison 2016 Kite Tail Chardonnay - Los Carneros, Napa Valley
Napa Valley, Los Carneros

2016 Chardonnay, Kite Tail

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91 points

Wine Spectator

90 points

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Winemaker's Notes

A heady bouquet of honeysuckle and orange blossom hint at the power of our 2016 Kite Tail Chardonnay. Underneath the floral fragrance lies apricot, white peach, lemon chiffon and tangerine. The beauty of this wine is the rare mix of muscle and finesse that comes from the combination of terroir, clone and minimalist winemaking, preserving the full force and beauty of this Small Lot wine.

Technical Data

Harvest Date: September 9th, 2017
Fermentation: 31 days
Aging: 16 months in French oak puncheons (50% new)
ML: 100%
Wine Composition: 100% Chardonnay
Barrels Produced: 20
pH: 3.52
Alcohol: 14.2%
Acid: 6.3 g/L