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 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 11 months in French oak barrels (25% new).
Bottling Date: August 12, 2019
Color: Pale straw
Aromas: Apricot, pineapple, with floral and mineral notes
Palate: Bright acidity, fresh apricot and lightly tropical flavors, creamy palate, long fruit finish
Wine Type: Estate White
Varietal: 100% Chardonnay
Appellation: Dry Creek Valley Estate
Acid: 0.66 g/100ml
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