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Daou Chardonnay Paso Robles 2016

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2016 DAOU Chardonnay Paso Robles

From the winery: "Enticing aromas of pear, lemon curd, passion fruit and banana are enhanced by citrus zest, white peach and Casaba melon. Fragrant floral scents of honeysuckle and hibiscus are complemented graciously with a hint of nutmeg and almond accents. Gloriously soft, silky texture up front, beautifully balanced by crisp, fresh acidity resulting in a full, round plushness on the palate. Flavors of mango, lemon merengue and nectarine mingle with suggestions of pineapple, vanilla, and hazelnut. 
The wine finishes clean and vibrant, leaving lingering tropical essences and citrus notes, with pear and Honeydew melon highlights.

"If there was ever a perfect vintage, 2016 would be it. Bud break started early March and the warmth set in very quickly. The onset of veraison came rapidly and earlier than normal because of a very warm June and July. There were a few scares because of the raging fires throughout the region but fortunately our grapes were not affected. In the month of August, approximately one week away from harvest, very cold weather set in and the sugars stopped accumulating for several weeks allowing the perfect hang time to occur. The 2016 vintage allowed us to make our darkest, most concentrated wines yet. The longer hang time led to supple and very well integrated tannins. The 2016 wines will be long lived."

7 Months in French Oak

750mL14.2% Alc. by Vol. 

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