Vine Cliff Chardonnay 1999

Chardonnay from Napa Valley, California

$29.99
Item No. 42253
  • white wine
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1998
  • WE90

Winemaker's Notes

The 1999 Chardonnay contains more of the reductive qualities of French Burgundies than in previous vintages, an indication of our natural winemaking techniques. We find the wine incredibly balanced with oak, fruitiness, and acidity with perfect undertones of creaminess from the malolactic fermentation. Use of 60% brand new and 40% one and two year old barrels create a subtle toasted oak flavor in the wine. Fruitiness ranges from lush apple in the forward palate to the lemon and tropical groups on the mid-palate.

Learn About Vine Cliff Map ItMap It

Nestled in a quiet canyon above the Silverado Trail in the world famous Napa Valley stand the breathtaking vineyards of Vine Cliff Winery. Known for rich, full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignons from the treasured Oakville Appellation and bold Chardonnays from the acclaimed Carneros District, Vine Cliff Winery prides itself on small lots of intensely flavored, hand-made wines.

Learn About Napa Valley

It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

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Learn About Chardonnay

Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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