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Trefethen Family Vineyards

2018 Harmony Chardonnay

Vintage

  • 2018

Varietal

  • 100% Chardonnay

Appellation

  • Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley

Estate Vineyard

  • 100% Main Ranch

Harvest

  • September 7-14

Malolactic Fermentation

  • 0%

Oak

  • 10 months, 24% new

Alcohol

  • 13.6%

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The Vintage

Ample rainfall in the spring recharged the soil profile and provided a strong start to the growing season. The weather during the summer featured consistent warmth and sunshine without any major heat spells. Cooler than average temperatures in August and September slowed the ripening process, providing long hang time and leading to complex flavor development. October was mostly dry and warmer than usual allowing us to pick each block at optimal ripeness. The harvest was complete before November and the start of an epic rainy season.

The Wine

The 2018 Harmony Chardonnay exhibits exquisite aromas of citrus and stone fruit with beautiful minerality. Fruit notes follow on the palate, with integrated flavors of apple blossom, honeysuckle and brioche to round out the profile. This wine displays a harmonious mix of acidity and volume leading to a refined, elegant finish that is long, bright and vibrant.

Clonal Composition

100% Hens and Chicks

Food Affinities

Buttery sea scallops with oven caramelized carrots will show off the cooked apple and pear tones of this wine. With its bright minerality, it is a great match for salty, creamy cheeses like goat cheese or sheep’s milk feta. For an easy but amazing pairing experience, add a pinch of fresh tarragon to any dish and you will feel the flavors dance gorgeously on the palate.



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