Current Wines

2012 Chardonnay



Hand harvested over three days starting September 25th, the grapes were left intact and gently pressed “whole cluster” with the juice being evenly divided between small French oak barrels and temperature controlled stainless steel. The stainless steel lot was allowed to complete malo-lactic fermentation while we stop it half way on the barrel fermented lot to retain a bit more nerve and crispness. The two lots were blended and bottled in October after a full year of aging on their lees.

The wine displays a deep golden straw color and brilliant clarity. The aromatics of pear and apple mingle with a hint of baking spices while retaining a sense of freshness. On the palate the wine is full, but not overtly buttery or fat. If you look for it, the note of vanilla and toast from the oak are there, but they are discreet and well integrated to the wine serving a supporting rather than leading role.

Varietal Composition 100% Chardonnay

Alcohol By Volume 13.8%

TA 0.61 g / 100 ml TA

pH 3.6

Barrel Aging 50% French Oak / 50% Stainless Steel

Production 1200 cases

Released February 2014

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