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2012

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

Bright aromatics of honeysuckle and lemon zest jump from the glass, followed by hints of Asian pear and candied almonds. A dense wine, the palate boasts juicy pear, ripe melon and summer fresh apricots. On the finish, pronounced mountain acidity provides ample contrast, leaving your palate thirsting for another taste!

- Whitney Fisher, Winemaker

Production Notes

  • 100% Chardonnay
  • Harvested September 9th - October 4th
  • Whole cluster pressed, minimal pressure
  • Juice cold settled for 24 hours and moved to barrel by gravity
  • Partial malolactic fermentation
  • Aged 18 months in French oak (40% new) and concrete tanks with no added sulfites during aging
  • Lees stirred bi-monthly, months 1-12

Alcohol by volume is 14.5%
Bottle date Spring 2014
715 cases produced

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