2008 Facets Estate Chardonnay

Block 9 - Yountville
Retail Price: $60.00

Notes from the Winemaker: "While most of the Gemstone vineyard is planted with Bordeaux varieties, our very limited Facets of Gemstone Estate Chardonnay (only 2 barrels) is grown in a cooler section with deeper soils within our vineyard. This choice block contains Chardonnay vines belonging to the Meursault clone. This clone is quite rare in Napa Valley because it produces very small berries, and thus very small yields. The result is a Chardonnay that is rich and intense, with hints of honeysuckle. Texturally, it also possesses the racy minerality and bright acidity often associated with the distinguished wines from the birthplace its remarkable clonal selection.

"The 2008 Facets Chardonnay reveals a mouth-filling richness and creamy texture with intense fruit elements of honeyed citrus, quince, melon and apricots. The vibrant acidity retains a balancing freshness and impressive mineral length. The 2008 harvest yielded a small quantity of exceptional fruit with very superrich and concentrated flavors."

For optimal tasting, open this bottle one hour before serving, or decant.

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Gemstone Vineyard
Website: www.gemstonewine.com Email: info@gemstonevineyard.com
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