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Knights Bridge Winery KBE 2018 Estate Chardonnay

Knights Bridge Winery

2018 Chardonnay

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With a purchase of 12 bottles (1case) of Knights Bridge Estate 2018 Chardonnay enjoy TWO Angel Bonus Offers:
  • a VIP wine tasting at the winery during your next California Wine Country visit, or opt for a virtual wine tasting with the winery. Reservation required.
  • a complimentary Knights Bridge Winery wine key

 

Knights Bridge Winery Knights Bridge Estate 2018 Chardonnay
Tasting Notes:
  • Color: pale golden
  • Aromas:  peach, poached pear, danish pastry, honeycomb, peonies
  • Palate: apricot, apple flesh, lemon rind, lively acidity, lingering finish
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Tasting notes by Ivy Phanith, Social Media Guru and Sommelier in Training
Knights Bridge Estate Chardonnay
  • Grapes

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

  • Region
    Knights Valley, Sonoma County, CA
  • 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
Knights Valley Sonoma County Chardonnay
Winemaker:
Douglas Danielak
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.
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.
Additional Winemaker Notes:

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

Aged 10 months in 20% new French oak

Accolades:

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

Blog:
Knights Valley Chardonnay
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.
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. Learn more