2015

Whitney’s Vineyard

Chardonnay

Sonoma County

2015 Whitney's Vineyard

Produced from the first Chardonnay vines planted high on our Mountain Estate, this wine is named for Fred and Juelle's firstborn daughter, Whitney.

Production Details

  • Harvested August 26 and September 2
  • Whole cluster sorted, then pressed
  • Juice cold settled over 24 hours and moved to barrel by gravity
  • Fermented, then aged 19 months in French Oak barrels (50% new)
  • No sulfite additions at harvest or during aging
  • Lees stirred twice monthly for 15 months

ABV

14.5
%

Bottled

March 2017

Produced

263 cases
Whitney's Vineyard

Whitney's Vineyard

First planted in 1973 to Old Wente clone Chardonnay, Whitney's Vineyard grows at 1,000 feet elevation on a gravelly, gently sloping, southwestern facing hillside. Owing to its mountain heritage and low-nutrient soils, this site produces tiny clusters of tightly packed ‘hens and chicks’ (berries of wide ranging size) yielding wines that boast brilliant minerality and classic Chardonnay character. This site was replanted in two phases with greater vine density, establishing new vines in 2013 and 2016, all grafted to original clonal material.

2015

Whitney’s Vineyard

Chardonnay

Sonoma County

Produced from the first Chardonnay vines planted high on our Mountain Estate, this wine is named for Fred and Juelle's firstborn daughter, Whitney.

Production Details

  • Harvested August 26 and September 2
  • Whole cluster sorted, then pressed
  • Juice cold settled over 24 hours and moved to barrel by gravity
  • Fermented, then aged 19 months in French Oak barrels (50% new)
  • No sulfite additions at harvest or during aging
  • Lees stirred twice monthly for 15 months

ABV

14.5
%

Bottled

March 2017

Produced

263 cases
93
Points
Antonio Galloni
Vinous
Antonio Galloni
Vinous
2015 Whitney's Vineyard is fabulous. Rich and unctuous in the glass, the 2015 exudes richness in every dimension in an ample, creamy style that captures the purest essence of this site beautifully. The decision to bottle the Whitney's Chardonnay with no filtration yielded a stark, transparent wine that speaks to the site. I loved it.
93
Points
Antonio Galloni
,
Vinous

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