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2008 Krupp Brothers Chardonnay, Napa Valley

Complex and generous, aromas of ripe grapefruit, green pineapple and wet stones. Flavors of ripe citrus and minerals mixed with nectarines, green melon rind and blanched almonds. The wine has excellent richness/intensity and a fine melted- butter texture and good acidity that follows through to the finish.

Harvested: September 11, 2008
Blend: 100% Chardonnay
Fermentation: Barrel fermented
Cooperage: French Oak Damy, Francois Freres, Cadus, and Dargaud et Jaegle
Barrel Aging: 22 months in 100% new French Oak
Release Date: October1, 2010
Vineyard: Stagecoach: GM3; Krupp Brothers: KB5
Soil: Hambright red/brown loam over rock
Exposure: Gentle east aspect
Elevation: 1,550 ft above sea level
Production: 237 cases

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