A rare bird. This Signature Collection wine is our original 100% Dijon clone Chardonnay from the Deux Chevaux Vineyard in Yountville, which we have been producing since 2001. 100% barrel fermented and barrel aged. Elegant, rich, lingering finish.
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We closely monitor the crop load at this site, making fruit thinning adjustments so as to grow Chardonnay grapes that are elegant yet also maintain complex flavor components. This wine possesses a yellow-gold hue in the glass. Aromatic notes of lychee, honeysuckle, lanolin and lime pith are complemented by notes of vanilla. The palate has a silky, viscous feel marked by round notes of lemon oil, brioche, roasted hazelnuts and jasmine. While this wine has significant mid-palate weight, there is also a pleasant acidity to balance it out.
The Deux Chevaux Vineyard is a 60-acre vineyard situated in the Yountville Appellation, north-east of the town of Yountville. The vineyard is planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Chardonnay. Deux Chevaux is French for “two horses,” the namesake of Tamber Bey.
25% new French oak, 75% neutral French oak