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Quilt Napa Valley Chardonnay 2017

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Joe Wagner is the youngest son of Chuck Wagner - think Caymus. Conundrum is another family venture. Joe is a 5th generation Napa Valley winemaker who was trained by a family who pioneered the industry in the area. At 19, Joe launched Belle Glos, and later developed and sold Meiomi Pinot Noirs. He is the genuine article. We've managed to get our hands on some of his latest creation: Quilt. The Napa Valley Chardonnay sources grapes from Carneros and Oak Knoll in order to achieve optimal flavor, color and texture. It's rich and delicious, offering loads of flavor and fruit, a hint of spice, and spectacular acidity, all beautifully balanced and ridiculously food friendly. You'll want to drink it with grilled, seared, smoked or roasted fish, shellfish, chicken, pork and more. Chardonnays with this pedigree don't come around at this price often... What are you sipping on your patio/deck/boat/porch winelovers?!

Winery: "Color: Pale platinum-straw. Aromatics: Ripe pears, roasted almonds, buttered toast, honey, lychee, jasmine blossoms, freshly washed river gravel, lemon zest. Palate: Baked apple with vanilla drizzle, pineapple-mango cream, buttered toast, salty popcorn and lemon curd with notes of nectarine and cantaloupe. Structure: Medium bodied with a rich, generously textured and unctuous mouthfeel. Bright, mouthwatering acidity. A long, lingering finish.

For this Chardonnay, we relied on vineyards from the Carneros District where the climate is distinctly cooler and foggier than the northern environs of Napa Valley. Carneros is a world unto itself. For one, much of the soil is sedimentary clay loam with heavy gravel due to the region’s proximity to the mouth of the valley. This soil, combined with the chilling winds of the marine influence, yields a Chardonnay grape with impressive structure and a flinty minerality.

Food Pairing: Crab cakes with lemon-dill sauce; butternut squash ravioli; roasted chicken with spring greens, fresh mango and macadamia nuts; Taleggio or Pont-l’Évêque cheese. "

"For Napa Valley Quilt Chardonnay, we layer cool climate Carneros vineyards with slightly warmer Oak Knoll locations to create a balanced, yet classic style. I want the fruitful nature of this amazing region to shine and our philosophy of Quilt has accomplished that goal." ~ Joseph Wagner, Winemaker

750ml, cork
Varietal 100% Chardonnay
Aging 15 months in 70% new, 30% seasoned 59gallon French oak barrels
Region Napa Valley, California

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