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2011

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

Beautiful aromatics of citrus blossom, citrus fruit and lemon custard. On the palate this wine opens beautifully into a honeyed, full-bodied expression of mountain terrior, showing both rich phenolic content and minerality. The high-tone citrus notes are complimented by a hint of stone fruit and finish with bright, mouthwatering acidity.

- Whitney Fisher, Winemaker

Production Notes

  • Harvested September 30th, October 3rd and 12th
  • Whole cluster pressed to tank
  • Juice cold settled over 24 hours
  • Moved to barrel by gravity
  • Partial malolactic fermentation
  • Aged 18 months sur lees in French oak (50% new)

Alcohol by volume is 14.3%
Bottle date March 2013
380 cases produced

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