2002
1998 Napa Valley Chardonnay
Summer Blend

Current Releases2000 Napa Valley Chardonnay

$18 per 750ml bottle

2002 marks the second release of Keenan's Chardonnay / Viognier blend. Viognier is a Rhone varietal that has an intense, fruity nose showing ripe melon, peaches and floral aromas with a slight hint of grapefruit. Viognier is a light-bodied wine, but blends wonderfully with our full-bodied Chardonnay. The Viognier supplies an array of fruit characters to the nose of the finished wine, while the Keenan Chardonnay supplies structure and additional aromatics.

This wine is technically a Chardonnay; 20 percent Viognier was added to the
Keenan Estate Chardonnay, but the lighter structure of the blend prompted us to add "Summer Blend" to the label. This is a great wine to enjoy on a warm summer evening. Aromas of ripe peach, lemon zest, and pineapple augment the concentrated floral nuances. This is a medium bodied wine with crisp acidity and mouth filling flavors. Just a hint of toasty oak shows up on the finish.

WINE DATA

AWARDS & RATINGS

Alcohol

13.5%

Total Acidity

0.66 grams/100mL

pH

3.38

Residual Sugar

Dry

Bottling Date

May 7, 2003

Production

250 cases

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