2017 Chardonnay Casteel

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2017 Chardonnay Casteel
2017 Chardonnay Casteel
  • - LIVE Certified
  • - Fruit source: 85% Dijon 76 selection, 15% Wente selection
  • - Date picked:  October 7, 2017
  • - Grapes at harvest: Brix 21.7, pH 3.25, TA 6.9 g/L
  • - Finished wine:  Alcohol 13.3%, pH: 3.3, TA: 6.2 g/L
  • - Barrel aged 12 months in French oak, 40% new barrels
  • - Bottled unfined January 3, 2019
  • - 290 Cases produced (580 6-pack cases)



2017 is one my favorite vintages of the past decade for its natural balance, elegance, and transparency. The 2017 Casteel Chardonnay exemplifies this as much or more than any Chardonnay in our portfolio, providing both the tension our site provides so well but also the generosity of a warm vintage. This wine is showing well now but will improve with age over the next 5-7 years.
- Ben Casteel


95 points, The Wine Advocate
The 2017 Chardonnay Casteel is scented of yellow peaches, quince paste, jasmine, spring honey and hazelnuts with hints of lime peel and crushed stone. Medium bodied and silky, the palate is tensile and energetic, with tangy acidity to oppose the luscious texture and ripe fruits, finishing very long and layered. This is so classy— effortlessly traversing the tightrope of ripeness and precision. Yes!



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