Chardonnay Platinum 2015 - CHP142

Chardonnay Platinum 2015 - CHP142

To create each Platinum Collection wine we start in our vineyard by selecting individual rows of vines which consistently produce the finest grapes. These vines receive meticulous care at every stage from pruning to harvest. The same precise care is given to each wine during fermentation and aging. Ten barrels were selected and blended to provide the absolute best expression of our estate Chardonnay.

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About this wine

Elegant fruit with Meyer lemon, pear and white peach leads to a rich palate and lemon cream finish. Pairs with grilled salmon, mushroom pasta dishes and roast chicken.

Wine profile

Vintage
2015
Wine Type
Platinum Collection
Varietal
100% Chardonnay
Appellation
Dry Creek Valley
Acid
0.52 g/100ml
pH
3.59
Alcohol
14.6%

Vineyard Notes

Our benchland and mountain-top soils combine with vigor-limiting rootstock to yield intense fruit flavors from smaller berries.  For this PLATINUM COLLECTION Chardonnay, we selected from two areas of the vineyard which consistently produce excellent flavors (clones 124 and 17).

Harvest:        Aug 27th and Sep 9th, 2015

Production Notes

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.  10 barrels were selected to create the optimum blend (40% new).

Bottling Date:  June 17, 2016

Winemaker Notes

Color:  Pale straw

Aromas:  Fresh apricot and floral aromas, with vanilla notes

Palate:  Rich mouthfeel, fresh apricot and lemon cream flavors, long finish

Production

237 Cases