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Whitney's Vineyard, Chardonnay

Planted in 1973, the Whitney's Vineyard (so named after Fred and Juelle Fisher's first daughter) is located on a gravelly hillside with a gently sloping southwestern exposure. The Vineyard is planted to Old Wente clone Chardonnay and produces less than one ton per acre. Today, these vines produce small berries that express their mountain heritage with mineral undertones and uniquely concentrated fruit flavors.

Tasting Notes

The 2010 Whitney's Vineyard appears light straw color in the glass, with fragrant aromas of ripe peach, lemon zest, and honeysuckle. Expansive on entry, this Chardonnay boasts rich texture that is beautifully balanced by a fresh citrus quality and racy mountain acidity. The palate shows complex flavors of honey, lemon créme brulee and marzipan. While this wine is stunning today, similar earlier vintages have proven that a few years of bottle age may be well worth the wait!

- Whitney Fisher, Winemaker

Production Notes

  • Harvested October 6th and 12th
  • Whole cluster pressed to tank
  • Juice cold settled over 24 hours
  • Moved to barrel by gravity
  • 90% Malolactic fermentation
  • Aged 16 months sur lees in French Oak (50% new)

Alcohol by volume is 14.7%
Bottle date: March 2012
145 cases produced

Vintages Produced

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