2017 Neyers Vineyards Chardonnay, Carneros District, USA (750ml)
Neyers was established by Bruce and Barbara Neyers. Neyers wines, though grown in California, are greatly influenced by old world techniques and philosophies. Our Carneros Chardonnay is 100% Chardonnay from the Carneros region. Barrel fermented, 100% French Oak (30% New) Carneros, Sonoma County. The grapes are whole-cluster pressed, and fermentation was carried out in a mixture of new and used French oak barrels, using native, wild yeast, and periodic lees stirring. Malolactic fermentation also occurs naturally, without the addition of an artificial starter. The additional contact with the yeast lees after barrel fermentation results in a lovely aroma that the French call “Noisette” after the hazelnut character it resembles
Refined and refreshing, with lively green pear, apple and citrus flavors, powered by zesty acidity. Quince paste and dried savory notes show on the finish.
- Wine Spectator, 92 pts.
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