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Knights Bridge Winery

2018 KBE Estate Chardonnay
Availablity

17 in stock

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Availablity

17 in stock

Appearance pale gold
Aromas peach, poached pear, danish pastry, honeycomb, peonies
Palate apricot, apple flesh, lemon rind, lively acidity, lingering finish
Food Pairing Suggestions
Get ready for wine and food pairing nirvana! Try this elegant, Burgundian-style Chardonnay with fennel-dusted wild salmon and caramelized vegetables or a butter leaf salad with poached pears, gorgonzola and candied pecans dressed with champagne vinaigrette.
Composition

100% Estate Grown Chardonnay
Blocks 2B, 8, 9A

Production
395 cases
Alcohol
14.5%
Aging Potential
Excellent aging potential, the Winemaker recommends acquiring a case and watching the wine develop well through 2028 and beyond
Accolades

95 points, North Coast Wine Challenge – The Press Democrat, 2021


95 points, Double Gold Medal – Sunset International Wine Competition, 2020


91 points – Wildred Wond, wne.com, May 2020


90 points, Gold Medal – American Fine Wine Competition, 2020


Vineyard
Knights Bridge Estate Vineyard
About The Vineyard

Knights Bridge Winery’s sustainably farmed estate vineyard is located in the hills of Knights Valley where growing conditions yield intense yet balanced fruit flavors.


Winemaker Notes

Grapes hand-harvested at night, sorted, destemmed, gently pressed, thoroughly settles, and fermented 30 days, 100% malolactic fermentation


Aged 10 months in 20% new French oak


Winemaker

Director of Winemaking – Douglas Danielak

Assistant Winemaker – Derek Bajeu

About the Winemaker

Douglas graduated from Michigan State University, and later U.C. Davis earning a BS in Viticulture and Enology.  He also attended the Lycée Agricole et Viticole de Beaune in Burgundy. During his time in France, Douglas worked with Rebecca Wasserman at Le Serbet gaining in-depth knowledge of barrels from cooperages Francois Frères and Taransaud.  During his award-winning career, Douglas has received both critical praise and high scores. In 2014, Wine Spectator named Douglas a Winemaker to Watch.
About the Winery
Knights Bridge Winery
Located north of Calistoga in a narrow valley that bridges two of California's most prominent and respected winegrowing regions – Napa and Sonoma – you’ll find the breathtaking Knights Bridge Winery.
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