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2019 Beaulieu Vineyard Maestro Chardonnay Ranch No. 8

2019 Beaulieu Vineyard Maestro Chardonnay Ranch No. 8

Beaulieu Vineyard

2019 Beaulieu Vineyard Maestro Chardonnay Ranch No. 8

Tasting Notes

Tasting Note

The 2019 Maestro Collection Ranch 8 Chardonnay is a beautiful refreshing expression of Napa Valley Chardonnay showing vibrant aromas of honeydew melon, lemon zest, orange blossom and pleasing vanilla spice. The fresh, crisp palate which maintains its focus from start to finish, offers mouthwatering citrus fruit acidity, alongside hints of pineapple, butter cream and lemon meringue.

Technical Information

Varietal Chardonnay
Vintage 2019
Appellation Carneros
Blend 100% Chardonnay
Alcohol % 14.7%

Winemaking

Trevor Durling - Winemaker

Beaulieu Vineyard Winemaker Trevor Durling, presides as only the fifth winemaker in the winery’s 119-year history. A native Californian, Trevor was raised in Sonoma County, the heart of Northern California’s wine country. With a love of agriculture, science and cuisine, Trevor pursued his studies at the University of California Davis in the Viticulture and Enology program. As winemaker at Beaulieu Vineyard, Trevor incorporates his passion for creating fine wines, while preserving the heritage and legacy of Beaulieu Vineyard.

Vintage

Vintage Note

The 2019 harvest started one to two weeks later than previous years, mostly due to February rains, but because the vines were in their winter dormancy, it did not affect the 2019 crop. Spring continued to be wet with some rain during flowering, followed by cool temperatures that allowed the grapes to mature gradually. Most grapes ripened at lower sugars, thanks to the extended, cool growing season, and winemakers were pleased with the full flavors, fresh acidity and superb balance of the 2019 fruit. Wildfires in October did not impact this year’s harvest as the vast majority of the grapes were already brought in, resulting in a crop size pretty much on par with previous years.

Vineyard

Carneros AVA

Carneros

Vineyard Note

Ranch No. 8, located in the Los Carneros American Viticultural Area (AVA), at the southern tip of Napa Valley. This cool, marine-influenced region gives the wine appealing aromatics of stone fruit, bright citrus and floral notes.

Winemaker Trevor Durling

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