2013 Napa Valley Mt. Veeder Chardonnay
Chardonnay •Godspeed Vineyard, Mt Veeder
California: Napa Valley: Mt. Veeder
We’re so pleased to welcome Godspeed Vineyards back today, with their 2013 Napa Valley Mt. Veeder Chardonnay.
Godspeed winery has quickly become a Wine Spies Operative (that’s you, dear reader!) favorite and we’ve heeded your call for more great wines from this winery. Today’s wine is real treat!
Big, fresh and full on the nose, with aromas of grilled pineapple, mixed citrus, Asian pear, green apple, toasty mahogany, walnut meat and subtle spice.
Rich and bold, with crème brûlée, caramelized sugar, grilled pineapple, guava, persimmon, toasted almond, soft spice and yeasty bread.
Winemaker Ed Sbragia (who is also Winemaker Emeritus for Beringer) says: “Mt. Veeder’s Godspeed Vineyard justifies my passion [for Godspeed’s mountain fruit]. There’s an intensity and concentration to the grapes that practically jumps out of the crusher, and with careful handling this intensity translates to a wine of enormous depth and richness.”
The Godspeed vineyard is the project of Larry Stricker and family. The vineyard sits atop Mt. Veeder, at 1,500 feet elevation. This picturesque vineyard is an exemplary place for growing classic Napa Valley mountain Cabernet Sauvignon. The vineyard, which was planted in 1987, is planted on a collection of steep hillsides with volcanic soils. The Cabernet Sauvignon vines that snake across the hillside slopes produce small clusters of deeply concentrated grapes.
Double Gold Medal - American Fine Wine Competition 2016
Pale, light golden hues through a perfectly clear heart.
Grilled pineapple, mixed citrus, Asian pear, green apple, toasty mahogany, walnut meat and subtle spice.
Crème brûlée, caramelized sugar, grilled pineapple, guava, persimmon, toasted almond, soft spice and yeasty bread.
Elegant and long, with a slowly-spreading dryness that eventually dries the lips and cheeks.
Enjoy this wonder with fresh oysters, herb roasted chicken, or a fettucini Alfredo with chicken breast.
What the Winery Says
- Larry Stricker
- Napa Valley, Mt. Veeder
- Harvest date
- Sept 10, 2013
- 12 months
- 20% new French oak
- Barrel fermented, No malolactic fermentation
- Bottling date
- Feb 3, 2015
- 680 cases