2018 Chardonnay, 750ml
2018 Chardonnay, 750ml
Buttery, creamy and bright!
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This is the wine that changes people's perceptions of what Chardonnay can be.  Elegant, opulent textures and complexity define this wine, possessing substantial weight without seeming overly rich.  From a treasured block of dry-farmed 40-yr old Wente clone vines, it is distinctively floral and infused with aromatic notes of ripe pears and apples, followed by complementary expressions of tropical pineapple and citrus fruit.  Aged 10 months in neutral oak with 100% malolactic fermentation, lees aging contributes layers of textures and richness. Buoyed by crisp, palate-cleansing acidity, with a long lasting, well-rounded mouth feel.

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Napa Valley AVA
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Dan Dawson
(Apr 13, 2020 at 9:57 PM)
Classic fleshy, rich, creamy Chardonnay that’s also loaded with orchard and tropical fruits. Smell and taste apple butter, pineapple cake, caramel, buttered toast and apple pie crust. Citrus flavors lurk in the back, adding another subtle yet unmistakable layer. Creamy texture, sweet sensations and a jolly plumpness. This is a big-time crowd-pleaser offered at very fair price for high-quality Napa Valley Chardonnay. The fruit for the Fortunati Chardonnay 2018 comes from an Oak Knoll Vineyard just over a mile from Fortunati’s Estate vineyard and hospitality center. 95% malolactic, 20% new French oak aged, periodic lees stirring.