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Red Mare Wines

 

Red Mare

2016 Chardonnay

Harvest Date: September 27, 2016 
Bottling Date: July 24, 2017 
Release Date:  August 8, 2019 
Alcohol: 14.3 % 
Total Acidity: 5.79 g/L 
pH: 3.55 
Time in oak: 10 months 
Type of oak: 100% French, 24% New 
Blend: 100% Chardonnay 
100% Dutton Ranch 
 

2016 VINTAGE NOTES

The 2016 vintage is the last of Napa’s recent drought years. Luckily, late spring rains helped recharge the soil profile giving a strong start to the season. The early season started off well with no frosts or huge temperature spikes. After the cool spring of 2015, this uneventful spring was welcome. Mild temperatures continued into August and allowed for outstanding flavor development and retention of acid. 2016’s moderate yields and ideal temperatures are apparent with the expressive fruit flavors and freshness showing in the glass. 

TASTING NOTES 

This wine has a lovely juxtaposition of earthy notes like clean dry hay, along with tropical characteristics like cold pineapple along with fresh pear. As the wine opens up, stewed apples and vanilla cream come through, making it a perfect start for those late summer and fall dinners. In the mouth it enters with lovely freshness, fills the mouth with its generous volume then the aromatics which match the nose rise up as the wine warms in the mouth. It finishes clean with lovely acidity and a comforting warmth.   

VINEYARD NOTES 

Our fruit continues to come from the coolest location at Dutton Ranch’s Mill’s Station Vineyard. We pick from two blocks, one planted to a long-forgotten clone in the 70’s and a more modern fruit forward French clone from Dijon, clone 76 which produces lovely layers of intrigue and pleasure. The highly praised super fine, sandy yellow loam of the Gold Ridge soils and OLD vines make this site a pleasure to work with every year, adding complexity and richness to this always refreshing wine.   

Serve With: Baked Brie 

 

 

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Our Chardonnay comes from dry-farmed vines planted in the early 70s - the age of these plants give it a stunning rich texture as it fills the mouth with its generous volume then the aromatics which match the nose rise up as the wine warms in the mouth. It finishes clean with lovely acidity and a comforting warmth.  

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Our Chardonnay comes from dry-farmed vines planted in the early 70s - the age of these plants give it a stunning rich texture as it fills the mouth with its generous volume then the aromatics which match the nose rise up as the wine warms in the mouth. It finishes clean with lovely acidity and a comforting warmth.  

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