Napa Valley 'Watson Ranch' Chardonnay 2021
Enfield Wine Co.

Napa Valley 'Watson Ranch' Chardonnay 2021
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£518.40 for 12 Save 10% (£43.20 each)

John Lockwood of Enfield Wines secured a coveted parcel from Watson Ranch, a vineyard predominantly associated with Arnot Roberts. The outcome? A Chardonnay radiating vibrant fruit and mineral notes, showcasing both the vineyard's pedigree and John's undeniable talent.

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Napa Valley 'Watson Ranch' Chardonnay 2021
John Enfield Lockwood - Enfield Wine Co.

Enfield Wine Co. California

PRODUCER: enfield wine co.

REGION: california

WINEMAKER: john enfield lockwood

We do not subscribe to the ideal of the perfect wine, but to the notion that the very best wines tell a unique story.

Meet John Lockwood, a D.C. native who swapped guitar strings for grapevines. Moving to California to…

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Sourced from an iconic Chardonnay vineyard, previously an exclusive domain for Arnot Roberts. John eagerly awaited his chance to work with these exceptional grapes
  • Perched on the hills south of Napa by the bay, this is Napa Valley's coolest Chardonnay site
  • The vineyard boasts pure limestone soils, neighbouring the quarry that played a vital role in San Francisco's post-earthquake reconstruction

tasting notes

  • An enthralling Chardonnay offering a harmonious balance of fruit, acid, and mineral nuances, culminating in a soft creaminess
  • Features vibrant notes of lemon curd, lime zest, and subtle limestone, enriched by candied yellow fruits and a distinct saline undertone

IN THE vineyard

  • Perched on a steep hillside overlooking San Pablo Bay at Napa Valley's southern end
  • Neighboured by a historical limestone quarry that supplied cement to rebuild San Francisco post-1906 earthquake
  • Unique soil composition: calcareous clay over rare limestone
  • Cool, windy conditions ideal for Chardonnay cultivation
  • Planted in 1993 by seasoned grower Salvador Ramos
  • Grapes consistently yield vibrant wines with rich texture and natural salinity

IN THE WINERY

  • Fermented in 500l puncheons
  • Aged using 10% new wood for 6 months
  • Subsequently racked to stainless steel for an additional 4 months before bottling