Antica Napa Valley Mountain Select Chardonnay 2018
|Region||California, Napa Valley, Atlas Peak|
|Brand||Antica Napa Valley|
The near picture-perfect growing season began in late March with bud break. Spring weather was mild with warm, dry weather at flowering yielding uniform berry size within each cluster. Mild temperatures and dry conditions throughout the summer allowed the Chardonnay fruit to enjoy a long, slow ripening period under ideal conditions, with harvest beginning in early September and lasting into early October. The Chardonnay grapes ripened fully with rich varietal purity while preserving the bright natural acidity in the grape that provides the wine's freshness and minerality.
A tight, linear white with sliced green apples and hints of lemons. Some praline character underneath. Full-bodied, firm and focused. Shows Burgundian sensibility with its firmness and linear tension. Drink or hold.
The 2018 Chardonnay Mountain Select features fresh Bosc pears, ripe nectarines and lemon curd notes with touches of lime leaves and hay. Medium-bodied, elegant and lively in the mouth, it has a restrained, understated character and chalky finish.