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2016 AuburnJames Reserve Chardonnay

2016 AuburnJames Reserve Chardonnay

Infinitely Refined and Supple… Sublime.
The number 1001, synonymous with infinite energy, wisdom and optimism, is the winery’s address on Napa’s famed Silverado Trail. Handcrafted from perfectly ripened Coombsville fruit, this elegant top-tier golden Chardonnay excites with aromas of apple, apricot, juicy pear and pineapple. French oak is well integrated and balanced by a mouthwatering textured finish.
 

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This particular vineyard is a cooler climate vineyard site, with only 9.3 acres of Chardonnay planted in the Coombsville AVA. Berry Lane sits just south of Coombsville Road in southern Napa Valley, a few miles east of downtown Napa, right before the Wild Horse Valley AVA. With cool average highs of just over 70 degrees throughout the year and planted throughout in Cole silt loam, this vineyard site produces a bright, fruit and mineral driven polished Chardonnay. This is a Napa Chardonnay easily rivaling the best Grand Crus of Côte de Beaune in any blind tasting.


Coming off of a near perfect growing season in 2016, this wine showcases nimble acidity with impervious mineral character, while maintaining a head nod to classic Napa fruit tones of pear and apple with underlying integrated French oak nuances. All in all, this is an incredibly balanced Chardonnay with mouthwatering acidity and an elegant lingering finish.


30% New French Oak, 30% Once Filled French Oak, 40% Stainless Steel
85% Malolactic

Wine Specs

Vintage 2016
Varietal Chardonnay
Appellation Coombsville
Alcohol % 13.9
 

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