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2013

SONOMA COUNTY

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 2013 Chardonnay Whitney's Vineyard wraps around the palate with serious weight and intensity. Dried pears, flowers, mint and herbs all take shape as the 2013 opens up. This is a great example of 100% Wente clone Chardonnay. The resonant, textured style will appeal most to readers who enjoy rich Chardonnays. (93 - 95 points)

- Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media

Production Notes

  • Harvested September 15th
  • Whole cluster sorted and pressed
  • Juice cold settled over 24 hours and moved to barrel by gravity
  • Native malolactic fermentation in barrel
  • Aged 18 months sur lees in French Oak barrels; 500L Puncheon & 225L Barrique barrels (40% new)
  • Bottled unfined and unfiltered

Alcohol by volume is 14.5%
Bottle date: March 2015
295 cases produced

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