Danais 2012 Chardonnay

Aromas of citrus mingle with tropical fruit on the nose. The mouthfeel is silky-smooth with bright layers of lime, green apple, and underlying flavors of toasted oak. It finishes clean with lingering citrus and vanilla.

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This is the début vintage for the Chardonnay under the Danais brand. It is a blend of two very special Napa Valley Chardonnay vineyards. The grapes are gently whole cluster pressed and settled for 2 days, then barrel fermented in French oak barrels, 25% of which are new. The lees are stirred once a week for the first six months to build richness and depth.

 

Tasting Notes:
Aromas of citrus mingle with tropical fruit on the nose. The mouthfeel is silky-smooth with bright layers of lime, green apple, and underlying flavors of toasted oak. It finishes clean with lingering citrus and vanilla.
 

Blend:

100% Chardonnay

70% Matthiasson Vineyard, Oak Knoll District
30% Laird “Suscol Ranch”, Napa Carneros

Specs:

Harvest date: September 24, 2012

Bottling date: August 8, 2013

Cases produced: 140

Bottle size: 750 mL

Titratable Acidity: 5.8 g/L

pH: 3.63

Residual sugar: 1.2 g/L

Alcohol: 14.5%

Winemaker: Bradley Smith

Silver – 2014 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

Danais 2012 Chardonnay
Wine Specs
Varietal
Chardonnay