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2003

SONOMA COUNTY

Mountain Estate Vineyard, Chardonnay

Our Mountain Estate Vineyard, with its steep, rocky, Northeast-facing slope at an average of 1,300 feet in elevation, receives early morning sun and minimal exposure to hot afternoon temperatures. Planted in 1999, this vineyard site has proven ideal for the gradual ripening and maximum maturation of Chardonnay grapes. The inaugural vintage, our 2003 Mountain Estate Vineyard is sure to impress Fisher Chardonnay enthusiasts, continuing the legacy of distinctive world-class Chardonnay produced entirely from our Mountain Estate vineyards.

Tasting Notes

Rich aromas of orange blossom and lemon zest combine with nuances of toasty oak and clove. Exhibiting remarkably smooth viscosity, this wine flaunts expansive flavors of lemon, freshly sliced mango, and caramel apple finishing with crisp clean acidity and lingering notes of nutty minerality displaying its mountain heritage.

Production Notes

  • Whole cluster pressed to tank
  • Juice cold settled over 24 hours
  • Moved to barrel by gravity
  • Primary fermentation over 17 days
  • Partial malolactic fermentation (approximately 25%)
  • Aged 16 months sur lees in 50% new French oak

Alcohol by volume is 15.1%
pH 3.43
Bottle date of January 27, 2005
450 cases produced

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