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2016 vīvō Chardonnay

2016 vīvō Chardonnay

13.8% | RS 0.3g/l
Bronze Medal - 2019 Decanter World Wine Awards
92 Points - Wine & Spirits

Tasting notes
Intense mineral, stone fruit, with a complex bouquet of grapefruit and fresh cantaloupe.

Round and refreshing mid palate, initial steel and captivating minerality along with hints of peach and pear

Lengthy, balanced with purity and with bright floral characteristics
Aging & Cellar Notes
16 months in seasoned French oak give this wine complexity, precision, and its layering of flavors.

It will continue to improve for another 5 years and age elegantly in your cellar 7 to 10 years.
Vintage notes
Grapes for vīvō are sourced from one of the best and most respected Chardonnay growers in the Carneros region in Napa Valley. The heirloom Burgundian selection was developed over 22 years ago, planted on a gentle hillside on shallow clay soil and an alluvial riverbed. Carneros is the southernmost sub-appellation of the Napa Valley, located just above the northern tip of the San Francisco Bay. It is influenced by fog and southerly breezes from the bay and the Petaluma Gap, which keep it cooler than the rest of the valley and allow for a long, moderate growing season that is ideal for Chardonnay.

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