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2016 DuPratt

Chardonnay
Anderson Valley
$48.00
/
750 ml

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  • About This Wine
  • Vintage Notes
  • Vineyard Notes
  • Wine Profile
  • Technical Details

The DuPratt vineyard is a shining example of old vine Chardonnay in Anderson Valley. Teeming with compelling minerality, this site-driven Chardonnay is intoxicatingly aromatic; fresh lemon verbena, quince paste and orchard blossoms. Powerful and precise, the solid backbone and lively acidity lead to flavors of crisp green apple, grapefruit and fresh herbs. Higher elevation and pronounced coastal influences have yielded this lean and vibrant Chardonnay a complex body and potential for long aging.

Vintage Notes: 

The 2015 vintage will be remembered for high quality and lower yields. The growing season started out with unseasonably warm temperatures in late winter and early spring. Cooler temperatures in May caused some uneven fruit set that contributed to smaller yields at some of our sites. We had the earliest start to our harvest ever, and our earliest finish. The quality and purity of the fruit from this vintage produced wines with outstanding flavors and aromatics. We are excited to see our wines from this vintage develop.

Vineyard Notes: 

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.

Wine Profile: 

The DuPratt vineyard is a shining example of old vine Chardonnay in Anderson Valley. Teeming with compelling minerality, this site-driven Chardonnay is intoxicatingly aromatic with notes of fresh meyer lemon honeysuckle, pear, caramel and white peach. On the palate it is full and round, rich and soft (without being flabby). The DuPratt Chardonnay starts with high acidity up front that leads to a creamy finish; lemon, pear and vanilla flavor. Higher elevation and pronounced coastal influences have yielded this lean and vibrant Chardonnay a complex body and potential for long aging.

Vintage Notes: 

The 2015 vintage will be remembered for high quality and lower yields. The growing season started out with unseasonably warm temperatures in late winter and early spring. Cooler temperatures in May caused some uneven fruit set that contributed to smaller yields at some of our sites. We had the earliest start to our harvest ever, and our earliest finish. The quality and purity of the fruit from this vintage produced wines with outstanding flavors and aromatics. We are excited to see our wines from this vintage develop.

Vineyard Notes: 

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.

Wine Profile: 

The DuPratt vineyard is a shining example of old vine Chardonnay in Anderson Valley. Teeming with compelling minerality, this site-driven Chardonnay is intoxicatingly aromatic with notes of fresh meyer lemon honeysuckle, pear, caramel and white peach. On the palate it is full and round, rich and soft (without being flabby). The DuPratt Chardonnay starts with high acidity up front that leads to a creamy finish; lemon, pear and vanilla flavor. Higher elevation and pronounced coastal influences have yielded this lean and vibrant Chardonnay a complex body and potential for long aging.

Wine Specs
Vintage: 
2016
Harvest Date: 
09/09/2015
Fermentation/Barrel Aging: 
100% neutral French oak, 15 months in barrel
Alcohol: 
13.2%

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If you would like assistance in putting together your order, I am here at the winery to guide you through your wine selection. Please give me a call at 707.857.1558.

Cynthia Janos
Copain Wines | Direct Sales Associate
cynthia.janos@copainwines.com | 707.857.1558

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