Welcome 2019 Buena Tierra Chardonnay!

May 11, 2022

Dear Friends of Shibumi Knoll,

Thank you for a great 2021 and a hopeful 2022 ahead.

Last year was an especially nice year because so many of you came to the valley and we enjoyed sharing glasses of Shibumi Knoll wine. After our shut down in 2020 the world opened up and Napa was no exception. I met new fans and welcomed old friends. My dogs greeted each one of you with pure excitement and a nagging to play ball which many of you took on and I thank you. My old Lab at 14 enjoyed just coming out to sit and be with us, each day is a gift with my Shibumi mascot Tucker.

I’m excited to offer this beautiful 2019 Chardonnay, I know you will love it. Shibumi wines have been so beautiful for many years and they get better and better.  Shibumi was originally my late husband’s dream and I believe his spirit still walks among the vines. The old vines that produce the chardonnay are truly so special. I wish they were on my property so I could talk to them and hug them each day. Those of you who know me, know I’d actually do that. They are in the Russian River Valley, where Chardonnay thrives, about 45 minutes from my home in the Napa Valley.

The 2019 Chardonnay is exceptional. The growing season was long with a warm summer and a mild season finish. The hang time was long bringing out great structure, beautiful color and soft tannins.

2019 Chardonnay Tasting Notes

The 2019 chardonnay will leave you loving each sip. It’s diverse structure of beautiful balance can be paired with many dishes as well as a stand-alone delight. Shibumi has always been a drinkable wine that you don’t want to put down, this is no exception and will prove to be one of my favorites and I hope yours too.
The nose is like breathing in sweet apples with a hint of pineapple and apricots. The color is bright and fresh. The taste is crisp and refreshing with hints of tangerine and stone fruit. This vintage is delicate with a sophistication and elegance that creates pure delight as on a blue sky, soft breeze, summer’s day.

“Wine is bottled poetry”
Robert Louis Stevenson

All the best,

Joann Serafini
Proprietor, Shibumi Knoll Vineyards