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Wine Guide > Carneros Creek Winery > Gavin Vineyards Chardonnay

Carneros Creek Winery

2001 Gavin Vineyards Chardonnay

The Gavin Vineyard is comprised of two blocks adjacent to the winery on the Napa side of the Carneros, also within the boundaries of the Napa Valley appellation. These vines produce low yields of fruit, and wines with concentrated flavors. We harvested into small bins, and went directly to the press with whole clusters to minimize handling. A regime of gentle pressing, a short settling period, and barrel fermentation with a wide array of yeasts, helped to create complexity while preserving the inherent character of the fruit. Extended sur-lies aging added richness and toast flavors to the wine, while helping to integrate the French oak notes with the fruit. The result is a bold and complex wine with forward citrus and tropical fruit notes layered with yeasty toast and sweet oak in the finish.

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