2009 Prime “District 4” Chardonnay
$23.95 (retail) Wine Club pricing reflected in receipt
After working with grapes from all over California, Prime’s winemaker, Ted Henry, launched Prime with the 2005 vintage to focus on a prime piece of Napa Valley called Coombsville. With its cooler temperatures and unique flavor and acid profile, Coombsville was approved as Napa Valley’s newest AVA in 2012.
Ted remains the winemaker at Napa Valley’s Jarvis Estate and has been making wine in Napa Valley since his graduation from UC Davis’ winemaking program in 1999. PRIME wines are extremely limited with production levels of less that 700 cases annually.
Winery Tasting Notes: “This second vintage of PRIME Chardonnay comes from the 25-year-old vines of the Berry Lane Vineyard in Napa’s Coombsville district. The wine was made in a fairly unusual style: 33% New oak, 33% neutral oak and 33% stainless steel fermentation. To preserve the natural acidity, the wine did not go through malolactic fermentation. The result is a chardonnay that has an unusually crisp acid profile yet has the flavors associated with barrel fermentation.”
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