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2017 Poseidon Vineyard "Sea Change"

CHARDONNAY

2017 Poseidon Vineyard
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TASTING NOTES
Crisp green apple and zesty Meyer lemon mingle delicately with a touch of green melon pith on the nose. The fragrance is echoed in the mouth, with lemon zest and golden apple surrounding a mineral core. The bright mouth-watering acidity unfolds to a long, structured finish. 

HISTORY
The maritime environment of the Carneros grape-growing region delivers cool, foggy mornings followed by warm days that slowly nurture ripening. This seaside influence is particularly acute at our Poseidon Vineyard; one can see the masts of boats bobbing in the water just a few steps to the south. With Sea Change Chardonnay, we offer a wine that embraces the natural acidity of our cool, windy, fog-bound vineyard by suppressing malolactic fermentation. Without this conversion of the grapes' malic acid (from malum, or “apple,” in Latin) to the softer lactic (“milk”) acid, the resulting wine retains a crisp snap and bright green apple character—a veritable Sea Change for Napa Chardonnay.

VINTAGE
The year began with abundant rainfall. Spring weather was mild, resulting in extended flowering; vines were vigorous thanks to the winter rains. Three heat events, including one over Labor Day weekend, kicked harvest into high gear—but cool weather arrived immediately afterward, allowing sugar levels to return to normal.

 Alex Beloz, Winemaker

Vintage
2017
Varietal/Blend
100% Chardonnay
Appellation
Los Carneros, Napa Valley
Harvest Date
Sept 12, 2017
Titratable Acidity
6.13 g/L
pH
3.35
Aging
2 Months in Stainless Steel, 6 Months in Neutral Barrels
Alcohol %
14.5
Wine Profile
Cooperage
100% Kádár Hungary
Elevation
Sea Level to 45'
Clones
UCD 4
Year Planted
1973; Replanted in 1997
Vine Spacing
4' x 11'
Yield
4.2 Tons/Acre
Cases Produced
275

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