This wine is made from the elegantly flavorful Chardonnay grapes grown in the red volcanic soil of our Mountain Ranch, located at the top of the Bradford Mountain.
Our Mountain Ranch vineyard is at the very top of Bradford Mountain. This vineyard’s volcanic red soils combine with the mountain-top micro-climate to yield especially elegant wines with richly structured fruit flavors. The Dijon 76 clone of Chardonnay grown here brings a full complement of tropical, floral and mineral notes to the wine.
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. 100% malo-lactic fermentation.
Cooperage / Aging: The wine was aged for 10 months in French oak barrels (25% new).
Bottling Date: June 20, 2018 Production: 166 cases
Production: 166 cases
Moderate temperatures with no appreciable rainfall throughout the ripening season allowed the grapes to fully develop exceptionally concentrated flavors.
Wine Type: Estate White
Appellation: Dry Creek Valley Estate
Acid: 0.56 g/100ml
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