2019 Arnot Roberts Watson Ranch Chardonnay

An organic chablisesque Chardonnay from the southernmost tip of the Napa Valley.

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Watson Ranch Vineyard is perched on a steep hillside at the southernmost end of the Napa Valley. Exposed and unprotected from the elements, this wind-whipped site was planted in 1993.

Soils at Watson Ranch are composed of calcareous clay over limestone. This soil type is extremely rare on the North Coast but shows itself in a narrow fin at the tail end of the Vaca Mountains in Southern Napa County.

Organically farmed, this Chardonnay is quite the antithesis of the style that has made Napa famous. With its high natural acidy, and mineral core, this is much more akin to the wines of Chablis, than the fuller, and broader style that Napa is known for.

Elevation: 450' feet Clone/Selection: 4 Soils: Fagan series; calcareous clay over limestone Vine Density: 6'x8' Farming: Organic Planted: 1993

direct-pressed, fermented in stainless steel, transferred directly to neutral wood, then back to tanks for two weeks before bottling.


94 Points - The 2019 Chardonnay Watson Ranch is open-knit and seductive. Orchard fruit, chamomile, spice and dried herbs all meld together in a pliant Chardonnay that offers a striking mix of textural richness and energy. Watson Ranch is the southernmost vineyard in Napa Valley, a cool-climate pocket that yields a Chardonnay of real distinction." Antonio Galloni (Vinous)

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