The Ranch 8 Chardonnay is a single vineyard wine sourced exclusively from our BV Ranch No. 8 vineyard located in the Los Carneros American Viticultural Area (AVA), at the southern tip of Napa Valley. This cool, marine-influenced region gives the wine appealing aromatics of stone fruit, bright citrus and floral notes.
The 2016 Maestro Collection Ranch 8 Chardonnay is a full and well-balanced expression of Napa Valley with bright aromas of crisp apple, lemon zest citrus notes and pleasant vanilla spice. The silky palate offers mouthwatering creamy meringue, pineapple and stone fruit flavors. Additionally, there is an extracted toasted almond flavor from the oak barrel influence that underpins the entire structure of the wine giving a long and elegant finish.
The 2016 vintage was another beautiful year for high quality, fully-developed fruit with concentrated flavors. The region enjoyed more rain during the winter months but the vineyards are still seeing the effect from several years of drought conditions resulting in a lighter than normal crop. With no spring frost or heat spikes throughout the growing season this is another banner vintage for vintners and growers across the Napa Valley.
The 2016 Ranch 8 Chardonnay is a single vineyard wine sourced exclusively from our BV Ranch No. 8 vineyard located in the Los Carneros American Viticultural Area (AVA), at the southern tip of Napa Valley. This cool, marine-influenced region gives the wine appealing aromatics of stone fruit, bright citrus and floral notes.
We hand harvest the ripe clusters and immediately bring them to our winery for gentle pressing. Domenica knows that the intensely flavored fruit of Ranch No. 8 balances well with more intense oak complexity, so she barrel ferments the juice in 50 percent new barrels. Bâtonnage during sur lie aging (stirring the yeast lees)enhances the texture, while malolactic fermentation changes the crisp 'apple' acid into softer 'milk' acid. More than a year of barrel aging develops and marries the myriad of flavors.
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