January 2021 Wine Club White

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2021-01_White2018 CUVAISON CHARDONNAY LOS CARNEROS
Since 1969, Cuvaison has helped define the modern era of Napa Valley winemaking and has played a key role in introducing luxury Napa Valley Chardonnay and Pinot Noir to the world. An early pioneer of the Los Carneros region, Cuvaison has championed vibrant and vineyard-driven expressions of exceptional cool-climate wines.

In 2012 “Wine & Spirits” named Cuvaison as one of the “Top 100 Wineries of the World.”
The 2018 Estate Chardonnay is made from Chardonnay grapes from the Los Carneros vineyard, harvested in late September. The wine fermented for 19 to 33 days and was aged in French oak barrels for 11 months before being bottled.

Winemaker’s notes describe this wine thus: “A long, cool growing season, ideal for cool climate varieties, delivered wines of structure, focus and shimmering elegance. Our 2018 Estate Chardonnay delights with notes of hazelnut, honeysuckle, apricot, and quince. The hints of brioche and vanilla surf a wave of citrusy, bright fruit and a long, creamy finish.”

This is a wine that will pair well with pork, salmon, tuna, vegetarian dishes and almost all poultry.

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