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2013 Okapi Chardonnay

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2013 Okapi Chardonnay
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"Big, rich and rewarding, this wine opens with a bouquet of honeysuckle and apple blossom. It offers high acidity and robust oak in equal, complementary measure, as melon, apple and caramel flavors weigh in the smoothly textured palate."

-Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast

Pure California fruit with a laser focus and complexity that seems straight out of Burgundy. Heady aromas of honeydew melon, papaya and guava give way to sweet lemon lime, vanilla, and mandarin orange zest. The palate is elegant, silky, and alive with a seamless and vibrant acidity, Meyer lemon, cinnamon, vanilla bean, and a flinty minerality in the long finish. Though still in its youth, this is a densely layered beauty that should evolve quite nicely through 2023 and possibly beyond.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2013
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Napa Valley
Aging
12 months in barrel
Bottling Date
September 2014 - 100 cases
Residual Sugar
1.01 g/L
Alcohol %
14.9
Wine Enthusiast
92
Wine Profile
Ratings
Rated 92 by Wine Enthusiast and 93 by The Tasting Panel
Awards
Bronze medal in the 2017 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Vineyard Notes
From the loamy alluvial soils of the valley floor
Production Notes
Vinified with a nod to traditional Burgundian techniques. Whole cluster pressed to barrel, then barrel fermented on wild yeast, wild malolactic, no stirring, no racking. 30% new French oak.
Winemaker Notes
Winemaker Ted Osborne
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