Tamber Bey Vineyards

2020 Chardonnay, Yountville, Napa Valley
Availablity

15 in stock

Price:
$60.00
Availablity

15 in stock

Appearance pale gold
Aromas poached pear, quince, vanilla custard, honeycomb, flint - vibrant minerality, lemongrass
Palate white peach, cinnamon swirl brioche, toasted hazelnut, mouthwatering acidity, medium+ body
Food Pairing Suggestions
roast chicken, salmon stakes, crab cakes, green salads, bold charcuterie like truffle salami, semi-soft cheeses like Havarti or Fontina
Composition

100% Chardonnay – Clones 17, 95, 96

Production
340 cases
Alcohol
14.1%
Aging Potential
This wine ages well, and improves with age. The flavor profile caramelizes and the color becomes more golden after 5+ years.
Vineyard
Deux Chevaux Vineyard
About The Vineyard

The Deux Chevaux Vineyard is a 60-acre parcel situated north-east of the town of Yountville, in the Yountville Appellation. The vineyard is bordered by two waterways; Conn Creek runs the length of the eastern border of the vineyard and the Napa River runs along the western corner. This vineyard is planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Merlot, Chardonnay and Malbec. This vineyard is influenced to a great degree by the San Francisco Bay and the early morning fog and late afternoon winds that it generates. Tamber Bey Vineyards currently produces eight wines from this vineyard.


Winemaker Notes

Aged 15 months in 28% new French Oak, Louis Latour cooperage


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About the Winemaker

Calistoga native Derek Flegal was named winemaker for Tamber Bey Vineyards in June, 2020 after two years in the assistant winemaker position. He began down his path toward a career in winemaking after working back-to-back harvests in St. Helena and Mendoza, Argentina in 2011 and 2012, respectively. With two harvests under his belt, he decided to further his education by studying Enology at Fresno State University. Upon completion in 2014, he took a cellar worker position at Outpost Wines, where he began his working relationship with winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown. From there, he spent three years at Jericho Canyon Vineyard, where he honed his cellar and laboratory skills and worked his way up to Assistant Winemaker.  While there, he gained valuable experience by working alongside such renowned winemakers as Michel Rolland, Aaron Pott and Heidi Barrett. Flegal lived in Spain for 4 years and Argentina for a year, where he developed a love for travel, culture, and the great wines of the world.

About the Winery
Tamber Bey Vineyards
Located in the northern part of Napa Valley right down the road from Chateau Montelena you’ll discover Tamber Bey Vineyards, a breathtaking property surrounded by mountains, vineyards and beautiful horses. What started as a winemaking hobby for Barry Waitte slowly grew into award-winning winery producing 10,000 case annually.
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