2018 Chardonnay, Deux Chevaux Vineyard

2018 Chardonnay, Deux Chevaux Vineyard
Wine Specs
Vineyard Designation
Deux Chevaux Vineyard
Harvest Date
September 2018
15 months in French oak
barrel fermented
Bottling Date
March 2020
Alcohol %

2018 Chardonnay, Deux Chevaux Vineyard

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. 

Click on the label for information about the vineyard, winemaker's tasting notes and production specifications.

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Tamber Bey's estate-grown Dijon clone Chardonnay is a unique wine for Napa.  This Chardonnay has a ‘Burgundian’ feel, as the French Dijon clone brings a wonderful mid-palate sense of fruit, but leaves out the oak and butter (characteristic of traditional Napa Chardonnays).  This old block of Chardonnay just keeps giving us the amazing fruit. 

Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
This Chardonnay from the Deux Chevaux Vineyard is from some of our oldest blocks, and is carefully monitored to grow this elegant Chardonnay with complex flavor components. Aromatically expressive, with notes of classic brioche, vanilla, subtle oak, and complemented by confectionery graham cracker crust, upside-down pineapple cake and hint of oyster shell. With a roundness on the palate, hints of melon along with pleasant acidity, medium weight and texture, all combine to provide a great structure and mouthfeel
Vineyard Notes
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.
Production Notes
Aged 15 months in 25% new French oak and 75% neutral French oak
561 cases