Two Squared Unoaked Chardonnay Knights Valley 2021
About the Vineyard
Knights Valley, one of Sonoma County's original five AVAs, is nestled between the Mayacamas mountain range and the base of Mt. St. Helena. Close in proximity to Calistoga in Napa, Sonoma's easternmost AVA possesses a combination of valley floor and hillside vineyards. Benefitted by very cool nights that help Chardonnay retain its acidity, Knights Valley produces some California's most-renowned Chardonnays.
About this Wine
On the nose: Fresh aromas of green apple and pear
On the palate: Crisp and clean palate sensation with strong backbone of acidity
Fermentation: 100% stainless steel
A dry winter and generally cool growing year, punctuated by a handful of moderate heat events, set the stage for our 2021 growing year. Early on, we knew we were preparing for a vintage to remember. A lack of rain limited yields and canopy vigor but provoked unusually early flavor development. The summer brought slow and steady flavor and color development, along with great retention of acidity, before a spike in temperatures drove ripening. Our resulting whites are fresh, complex and nicely concentrated.