2022 Dolly Hill Chardonnay

Tasting Notes

Floral aromas, apple, and lemon show on the nose revealing a bit of cultured cream as the wine develops with air. The palate is soft and ripe with flavors of green and golden apple, and lemon pith that yields to freshly baked brioche and hints of buttered toffee. The lees aging lends some nice depth here, resulting in a cuvee that is round, aromatic, and approachable.

Vineyard Notes

The Dolly Vineyard is located on a southwest facing hillside behind the Joann and Tony Truchard Family home in Carneros. This vineyard is several miles in from San Pablo Bay along very hilly terrain. It is a bit warmer here; a relative term considering Carneros is the coolest climate to grow fruit in Napa. These twenty plus year old vines are farmed by Tony Truchard and produce wonderfully full yet clean chardonnay favors. I very much enjoy going to see this vineyard; it is very old school and reminds me of what Napa was like many years ago. Truchard farming, the Carneros climate and the rocky hillside soils gives this vineyard true Terroir.


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  • Vintage2022
  • Varietal100% Chardonnay
  • WinemakerJulien Fayard
  • Vineyard100% Dolly Hill Vineyard
  • AppelationCarneros, Napa Valley
  • Aging100% Stainless Steel
  • BottledApr-2023
  • Alcohol %13.4%
  • Production200 cases

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