Burly 2018 Napa Valley Chardonnay
The 2018 Burly Chardonnay is sourced from the Razi vineyard and produces an intense wine with aromas of pineapple and oak. At first swirl, complex oak, vanilla and butter leap from the glass. The palate has rich flavors of lemon and pear which are supported by elegant minerality and lively acidity. The sur lie aging rounds out this wine, creating a broad mid palate and a smooth lingering finish of oak and citrus.
The grapes were picked early in the morning and came in cold. The grapes were pressed into new American oak barrels and cold fermented by native yeast. The fermentation took 45 days at 65 F. The wine was then aged sur lie for 15 months.