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2008

SONOMA COUNTY

Mountain Estate Vineyard, Chardonnay

On our Mountain Estate, these vines grow on a steep, rocky, Northeast-facing slope at an average elevation of 1,300 feet, receiving early morning sun and minimal exposure to hot afternoon temperatures. Planted in 1999, this vineyard has proven ideal for the gradual ripening and maximum maturation of Chardonnay grapes.

Tasting Notes

Aromas of baked apples, honeyed grapefruit and ripe melon. The palate is shaped by mountain minerality and acidity, layered with bright flavors of candied citrus, crisp apple and hints of both marzipan and caramel that contribute length to the finish. This classic Chardonnay is enjoyable now and should age with distinction. We all look forward to tasting this wine throughout the decade to come.

- Whitney Fisher, Winemaker

Production Notes

  • Whole cluster pressed to tank
  • Juice cold settled over 24 hours
  • Moved to barrel by gravity
  • Partial malolactic fermentation (approximately 75%)
  • Aged 18 months sur lees in 60% new French oak

Alcohol by volume is 14.7%
Bottle date March 2010
375 cases produced

Vintages Produced

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