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Napa Valley Chardonnay 2020

Toshokan • 750ml

$34.95

Toshokan Napa Valley Chardonnay is a white natural wine made from 100% Chardonnay grapes. Winemaker's notes: Electric acidity, crushed seashells, apple, ripe melon, pineapple. Refreshingly low in alcohol. This is the wine I want at my dinner table day in and day out.

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Product Description

The Wine: Napa Valley Chardonnay 2020

Toshokan Napa Valley Chardonnay is a white natural wine made from 100% Chardonnay grapes. Winemaker's notes: Electric acidity, crushed seashells, apple, ripe melon, pineapple. Refreshingly low in alcohol. This is the wine I want at my dinner table day in and day out.

I first worked with fruit from the Linda Vista Vineyard in 2018 at Donkey & Goat, then in 2019 at Matthiasson. I could sense that there was something special about this fruit, so when I set off on my own I knew I had to have some."

The grapes were gently pressed. The juice was left to settle in tank overnight and then spontaneously fermented in neutral French oak barrels. After finishing fermenting, two barrels were left on their lees until bottling to build texture and complexity, while the third was racked to stainless steel for brightness. (source: Toshokan)

The Producer: Toshokan

The name Toshokan means library in Japanese. To us, winemaking is a lot like curating a library. Except instead of dealing with human knowledge, we’re dealing with place, time, and people. Each bottle of wine is a window into the vineyard site and broader region, the weather patterns during the vintage, and the people that farm the grapes and make the wine.

In keeping with this idea, most of our bottlings are single-vineyard, and we only source grapes from thoughtful, conscientious growers in special places throughout Northern California. In the cellar, we take a minimalist approach to keep our wines pure and expressive of site: all our wines are spontaneously fermented by the wild yeasts and bacteria naturally present on the grapes and we add very little sulfur. Not surprising given our winemaker Tim got his start at Donkey & Goat and Matthiasson.

Our wines are lower in alcohol and meant to be enjoyed with friends and food.

Tim Sakhuja & Ayaka Nonaka

(source: Toshokan)

The Region: Napa Valley

The Linda Vista Vineyard sits on alluvial soils in the south end of the Napa Valley, where the cooling influence of nearby San Pablo Bay is a major factor. The cooler climate helps preserve acidity and mineralogy of these grapes. Farmed organically by the Matthiassons. (source: Toshokan)

 

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