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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

Intensely brilliant and chiseled, the 2013 Chardonnay Mountain Estate Vineyard is shaping up to be a real gem. Lemon oil, almonds and white flowers meld into a core of intense minerality in this beautifully nuanced Chardonnay. The 2013 is a wine of precision and energy.

- 91 - 94 points Vinous Media, Antonio Galloni

Production Notes

  • 100% Chardonnay
  • Harvested September 5 - September 28
  • Whole cluster pressed at low pressure
  • Juice cold settled for 24 hours and moved to barrel by gravity
  • Partial malolactic fermentation
  • Aged 18 months in French oak (30% new) and concrete tanks
  • No added sulfites during aging
  • Lees stirred twice monthly first twelve months

Alcohol by volume is 14.5%
Bottle date Spring 2015
1,200 cases produced

Vintages Produced

2003   2004   2005   2006   2007   2008   2009   2010   2011   2012   2013   2014   2015   2016

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