Our estate vineyard for this Chardonnay lies in the western hillsides above the upper reach of the Dry Creek Valley.
Benchland and mountain-top soils combine with vigor-limiting root stock and limited irrigation to yield intense fruit flavors from smaller berries.
Harvest: September 26th- October 3rd, 2018
Fermentation: The grapes were picked in the cool mornings and immediately pressed. After settling, the clear juice was racked into French oak barrels and fermented at a cool temperature to retain fresh fruit flavors while gaining roundness during barrel fermentation. This wine is made with 100% malo-lactic fermentation.
Cooperage / Aging: The wine was aged for 10 months in French oak barrels (25% new).
Bottling Date: July 16, 2019
Production: 187 Cases
Color: Pale straw
Aromas: Fresh apricot, green apple, floral with mineral and vanilla tones
Palate: Bright acidity, fresh apricot and apple flavors, creamy palate, long fruit finish
Wine Type: Estate White
Appellation: Dry Creek Valley Estate
Acid: 0.61 g/100ml
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