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2017 Croze Chardonnay, Napa Valley

With summer in full swing, we are thrilled to officially release the 2017 Croze Chardonnay Napa Valley Chardonnay. This wine is pure, precise and wonderfully refined with notes of vibrant citrus, pear and red peach flavors, spicy, toasted oak while maintaining a bright acidity. Barrel aged for 8 months in 20% new French oak, our Croze Chardonnay embodies the balance of brilliant acidity and round, integrated oak that define Croze winemaker Daniel Benton's approach to chardonnay.

LIMITED RELEASE! Just 6 barrels of this superb Napa Valley Chardonnay!

$32.00 per Bottle
$384.00 per Case
 

The Croze 2017 Chardonnay is barrel fermented using French Oak barrels from the Nevers Forrest in the center of France. After fermentation, we aged the wine for 8 months on the lees to create a full- bodied chardonnay with complexity and depth of flavor. There is no malolactic fermentation to protect the fruits natural acidity.

Tasting Notes

This wine is pure, precise and wonderfully refined with notes of vibrant citrus, pear and red peach flavors, spicy, toasted oak while maintaining a bright acidity.

Vineyard Designation

Napa Valley

Production Notes

Croze winemaker Daniel Benton chose to slowly barrel ferment the grapes at cool temperatures to protect the excellent aromatics and fantastic acidity. There is no Malolatic fermintation in this Chardonnay. The 2017 Croze Chardonnay is a stunner of a wine!

Winemaker Notes

If you love an aged white Burgundy, this wine has the same capacity for aging. Set one aside for a "rainy day" sometime in your future.

Pairings

Creamy cheeses, white sauce pastas and grilled Halibut.

Ratings

93 Points Chris Sawyer-Sommlier

Wine Profile

Vintage 2017
Wine Style White Wine
Varietal Chardonnay
Varietal Composition 100% Chardonnay
Appellation Napa Valley
Harvest Date September 2017
Sugar 25 Brix
PH 3.27
Aging 8 Months French Oak
Barrel Aging 8 Months French oak 100% French Oak
Ageability 3-5 Years
Fermentation 100% Barrel
Residual Sugar 0.0
Tannin Soft
Alcohol % 13.5
Size 750 ml