GODSPEED VINEYARDS

2010 Chardonnay              Silver Medal

Mount Veeder, Napa Valley

Fruit: 100% Estate Mountain Chardonnay -- "Spring Mountain Clone"

Harvest: October 5, 2010

Fermentation: Barrel Fermented - no Malolactic

Barrell Aging: 11 months in 25% new French Oak....vosges, Dargaud/Jaegle

Bottled: September 1, 2008                                          

550 Cases produced  half bottles available (both sizes 12 pack)

Tasting Notes:

     Profuse Tropical nose with intense fruit, pineapple and lemon-citrus back, superbly balanced with a lingering lime peel finish, reminiscent of a Puligny Montrachet at one tenth the price, and elegant and unique mountain Chardonnay selected as one of the top three Chardonnays of the Napa appellations by the San Francisco Chronicle in 2006. Silver Medal winner in the American Fine Wine Competition January 2013.

 

2002 Cabernet

Mount Veeder, Napa Valley

Fruit: 100% Estate Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon -- "Rich Kunde Clone 8", planted in 1987.

Harvest: October 2 - 4, 2002

Fermentation: Fourteen days on the skins in open top fermenters.

Barrel Aging: 2 years in French Oak...Vosges, Dargaud/Jaegle

Bottled: August 5, 2004,  550 cases produced

Tasting Notes:

     Deep purple color with a big Mount Veeder nose suggesting truffle, vanilla, cedar, manzanita and blackberry.  A luxuriously  mouthfilling fruit with a good tannin grip and texturous palate feel.  A voluptuous and well-structured wine that is attractive now and should easily age ten years.

 

 

2005 Trinity

Napa Valley

Fruit: 42% Godspeed Vineyards, Mount Veeder, Cabernet Sauvignon - 25% Godspeed Vineyards, Mount Veeder, Malbec - 33% Monticello Vineyards, Oak Knoll, Syrah

Harvest: October 12, 2005

Fermentation: Three weeks on the skins in open top fermenters

Barrel Aging: 18 months in French Oak....Vosges, Dargaud/Jaegle

1st Bottling: May 3, 2007   300 cases (375's sold out first month)

2nd Bottling: Septmeber 28, 2007  300 cases

Tasting Notes:

     Profuse nose with intense fruit, black cherry, roasted coffee & black pepper, superbly balanced with a lingering finish, an elegant and unique mouth filling mountain blend, a youthful red wine that pairs beautifully with any meat dish. Only 600 cases produced. Available in half bottles, full bottles and magnums.

Testimonials

  • "Please know that we love your Chardonnay! Rombauer was always our favorite, but you have surpassed it. I'm thrilled that we were able to locate you. Smart move to put your phone..."
    Elizabeth and Rick
  • " The 2002 Cab was the winner! I set up Monday night's blind tasting of local CS (brown paper bags on the bottles). Total 8 different bottles. 16 people rated the wines. Gods..."
    Christy