Black Stallion Limited Release Poseidon Vineyard Chardonnay 2016
Fabulous Napa Chardonnay from a single vineyard in Los Carneros.
Delightful aromas of sweet lemon, apple blossom, crème brulee and ginger followed by flavours of white nectarine, lemon meringue and lightly toasted marshmallow. This 2016 Limited Release Poseidon Vineyard Chardonnay is a medium bodied wine with silky textured palate followed by a juicy long finish.
Located on the historic Silverado Trail in Napa Valley’s Oak Knoll District, Black Stallion Estate Winery pays homage to the rich history of the 32-acre estate which was once home tothe Silverado Equestrian Center. The property was purchased in 2010 by the Indelicato family, a fourth generation family-owned company founded in 1924. Sourcing from the most prestigious vineyards, the winery is committed to making only the most expressive wines.
Los Carneros is one of Napa Valley’s coolest growing regions with marine influences of both morning fog and afternoon wind originating from the San Pablo Bay. These climatic conditions work to synergistically moderate temperature. Due to its location near the San Pablo Bay, the soils found at Poseidon Vineyard are clay and loam, resulting in vines struggling to retain water and poor fertility. Due to the soil and climate, the Poseidon Vineyard produces grapes with ripe fruit characteristics, fantastic balance and finesse. With very little rain, bud break occurred between the end of February and early March. With warm and dry spring and early summer, the vines develop healthy canopies and fruit set was balanced. The growing season was lengthened due to cool summer. September had a few heat spikes to push fruit to optimal sugar levels. The 2016 vintage was very balanced and ideal for producing wines with excellent flavor and resolved tannins.