Two Squared Chardonnay 2019
About the Vineyard
TWO2 winemakers acquire fruit from younger Napa Valley vineyards that display a silky tannin profile and opulent texture which allow for early accessibility. We have unearthed a range of privately-owned boutique vineyards, hidden gems tucked in secret pockets of Napa Valley, that only Mother Nature and our winemaking team are fortunate enough to touch.
About This Wine
On the nose: Lifted nose of integrated fruit and barrel notes, Fuji apples, dry hay, cashew nuts
On the palate: Crisp clean entry, lemon curd, blood orange, gardenia, walnut, short bread
Blend: 100% Napa Valley Chardonnay
Fermentation: 50% barrel fermented, 50% stainless steel tank fermented
Aging: 12 months in French oak, 30% new, 40% 1-year-old barrels, 30% 2-year-old barrels
2019 provided us with an unprecedented growing season. In early spring, moderate to cooler temperatures and fairly high levels of moisture in the ground delayed vine growth. On the surface, showers during bloom in May appeared to make for a challenging season. However, continual moderate temperatures from June through August allowed vines to balance their growth. By early August, as cluster size was fully developed and overall growth more harmonious, it was clear that 2019 would be a memorable vintage.