2018 "Poseidon Vineyard" Blanc de Blancs (1 x 750 ml)

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This vibrant and complex wine showcases one of the premiere Chardonnay vineyards within the southern Napa Valley AVA, Napa Carneros. It is a bright, crisp sparkler that will age beautifully over the next 20+ years, developing attractive caramelized, nutty, and seasoned flavors and aromas. Made in limited quantities, this is one of two sparkling wines crafted in 2018 that highlights a specific vineyard within our portfolio.

Poseidon Vineyard was first planted in 1984 by Carneros region pioneer, Nicolas Molnar. The Poseidon Vineyard is located at the convergence of the Carneros Creek and the Napa River, as they drain into the picturesque San Pablo Bay. This southernmost region of Napa enjoys a unique maritime climate, influenced by the winds and morning overcast skies driven by the bay to the south. This coastal proximity creates a cool, foggy environment, ideal for cultivating Chardonnay grapes known for their elegant flavors and balanced acidity. The vineyards soil primarily consist of loamy clay, which retains moisture and provides excellent drainage, contributing to the health of each vine and the production of exceptional wines.

For the 2018 vintage, early season rains caused both bud break and flowering to start late. However, ideal weather conditions persisted to start the season, creating plentiful and even fruit set. Summer brought generous sun and the cooler marine influences of the Carneros AVA were virtually uninterrupted by major heat spikes. This relatively mild summer was followed by extended fall sunshine and moderate heat. These near-ideal conditions resulted in superb grape quality, with complex flavors and balanced acidity.

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Tasting notes

This 2018 'Poseidon Vineyard Blanc de Blancs' boasts a bouquet of lemon-lime, kiwi, pear, apple, and dried apricot, heightened with hints of brioche, toasted sourdough, and hazelnut. A dense midpalate showcases flavors of lemon curd, candied citrus peel, and ginger, which drive to a tart, tangy, and quenching finish.- Winemakers Jessia Koga, Sean Thompson and Hugh Davies


93 Points
Sleek and seductive, this delicately layered sparkler is electric with ripe, floral lemon flavors. Reveals orange peel and crème brûlée accents as this builds richness on the long finish.- Insider Weekly, Wine Spectator - February 14, 2024