2020 Haynes Vineyard 'Forgeron' Chardonnay Coombsville

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Crafted from the Old Vine Chardonnay vines planted in 1968 at Haynes Vineyard, this wine emanates from the Napa Valley's coolest microclimate, yielding mineral-driven nuances. Reflecting a Burgundian style, the Haynes Forgeron Chardonnay is meticulously designed for prolonged aging, promising a rich evolution over the years to come.

A historic transformation unfolds at Haynes Vineyard, now hosting a singular single-vineyard, single-estate winery by the Lawrence family, marking a milestone in its long history. Nestled in Coombsville, renowned as the region's crown jewel, the vineyard's unique terroir combines diatomaceous earth, volcanic rock, and the iconic Wente clone of Chardonnay. With roots tracing back to the late 19th century, the Lawrences, the third family to own the site, uphold its legacy. Planted in 1967 by the Haynes family, the oldest Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vines in Napa Valley thrive here. Three Chardonnay expressions—Vigneron, Forgeron, and Corazon—narrate the vineyard's tale, emphasizing its terroir, history, and the people shaping its character. Winemaker Nico Cueva and the team act as stewards of the land, embracing natural farming principles and low-intervention winemaking. This commitment honors and innovates Napa Valley's classic winemaking style, allowing the vineyard to shine as the centerpiece.

Nico Cueva
22 Months
Oak Treatment:
100% Large French Oak Casks
Napa Valley
Hayes Vineyard
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Chardonnay
SKU #:
750 ml Bottle

James Suckling

Aromas of dried apple, dried earth, and hints of peach and apple follow through to a medium body with firm but fine-grained texture. Drink or hold.