2013 DuPratt Chardonnay 1.5L

Large Format Bottle

The small, five acre DuPratt vineyard sits on a ridge in Anderson Valley at an
elevation of 1,550 feet, a few short miles from the charming seaside town
of Elk. Planted in 1983 in upland timber sandstone soils, the fruit from this
site distinctively reflects its mountainous locale, yielding wines with notable
acidity and an appealing, rigid structure.

$120.00 / 1.5 L (Magnum)

Wine Specs

Vintage: 

2013

Varietal: 

Chardonnay

Appellation: 

Anderson Valley

Vineyard Designation: 

DuPratt Vineyard

Alcohol %: 

13.1

Vintage Notes: 

The 2013 vintage offered a variety of conditions. A rather dry January
gave way to normal winter rainfall. As warmer weather arrived, bud break
occurred in early April. Following a moderate summer, the firstweek of
September brought very warm weather, along with a corresponding rise in
sugar and malic acid levels. We rushed to pick all our fruit, with Pinot Noir
harvest starting on September 9. Our 2013
wines are evocative of our 2006 bottlings,

Wine Profile: 

Our second release from the DuPratt vineyard is a shining example of
Anderson Valley Chardonnay. Teeming with compelling minerality, this
terroir-driven wine reveals fresh citrus zest, apple blossom and wet stone
aromas. Powerful and precise, the solid backbone and lively acidity lead to
flavors of crisp apple, fresh mandarin and honeysuckle. Higher elevation and
pronounced coastal influences have yielded this lean and vibrant Chardonnay.