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2016 Peter Franus Napa Valley Chardonnay

Peter Franus Wine Company

California

Our 2016 offers intriguing and complex
aromas of baked apple, hint of butterscotch, toasty oak, vanilla, hazelnut, and cardamom. The wine invites you to explore! Flavors suggest tart apple and lemon zest supported by a vibrant mouth with wonderful complexity. The
angular structure keeps all the components in check but a powerful finish surprises with a touch of creaminess.


Viticulture

Bilateral cordon, spur pruned, vertical trellis. Robert Young clone.


Vinification

Grapes were whole-clustered pressed, settled overnight and then racked to barrel. Each barrel was inoculated with a yeast strain chosen for its ability to ferment slowly and not generate much heat. The goal was to preserve aromatics and add complexity. The wine was aged sur-lie for 10 months. One-third new French Oak.