Fuller Body White

Poseidon Vineyard Chardonnay- Carneros, Napa Valley CA 2018

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This Carneros winery specializes in 100% Hungarian oak winemaking using barrels made in their own oak barrel cooperage, which is located in the renowned Tokaj region of Hungary. The Molnar family cooperage is named Kádár Hungary, and is considered the producer of the finest wine barrels from Central Europe's oak forests. Kádár Hungary has worked for over six decades to harmonize this unique wood source with natural seasoning and careful toasting to produce a barrel of remarkable aromatic and phenological complexity matched with restraint.
Interestingly, Hungarian oak barrels provide high aromatic concentration and enhance fruit character yet impact the wine with relatively low, directly perceptible, actual oak flavors.
Poseidon Vineyard is located at the confluence of Carneros Creek and the Napa River and was planted in 1973 by the Molnar Family to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The maritime environment of the Carneros grape­-growing season delivers cool, foggy mornings followed by warm days that slowly nurture ripening, ideal for Chardonnay.
This chardonnay was pressed whole-cluster in small batches and barrel-fermented in the above oak in a cold cellar. Malolactic fermentation was long and allowed for lees stirring for an extended period of time, boosting the smooth, elegant texture. Malolactic fermentation also helped to manage the high natural acidity of the fruit. The spice that results from using 100% Kádár Tokaj oak has made for a rich yet vibrant Chardonnay. 

Producer Name: Poseidon Vineyard
Old/New World: New World
Country of Origin: USA
Region: Carneros, Napa
Sub-Region: Carneros
Appellation: Carneros
Quality Designation: AVA
Grape Varietals: Chardonnay
Vintage: 2018
Product Type: Wine
Wine Style: Full Bodied White Wine
Viticultural Features: This estate vineyard is located at the confluence of Carneros Creek and the Napa River.
Winemaking Techniques: 9 Months in all Hungarian oak barrels from the family's Kádár Hungarian oak cooperage at various toast levels such as 20% new barrels with low to medium toast, as well as medium toast and heavy toast barrels in combination.
Winemaker: Alex Beloz
ABV: 14.2%
Pack/Size: 12/750
Container Type: Burgundy-style glass bottle
Closure Style: cork 

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