Palate

Lots of pineapples and citrus oils are combined with some minerality. The extended hang time produced a wine of great depth and richness which represents all of Pahlmeyer’s efforts in making a world class Chardonnay.

Growing Conditions

The Chardonnay in the 2003 vintage was harvested fairly late compared to the 2002 vintage. Our 2003 Napa Chardonnay is rich, complex and extractive with a nice balance. Vineyards: Pahlmeyer Estate Vineyard, Gemstone, Ritchie Vineyard, Berlenbach Vineyard, Atlas Peak Vineyard Sold out.

Bottling

Bottled Aug. 30, 2004.

Winemaking

The whole-cluster grapes were barrel-fermented on native yeasts and aged in 100% new French oak barrels for 11 months. The wine also progressed through 100% malolactic fermentation without fining or filtration.