2019

Whitney’s Vineyard

Chardonnay

Sonoma County

2019 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 September 19th and 30th
Juice cold settled over 24 hours and moved to barrel by gravity
Fermented and aged 18 months in French oak barrels (60% new)
No inoculations for primary or secondary fermentation
No sulfite additions during aging
Lees stirred twice monthly for 15 months
Bottled unfined and unfiltered

ABV

14.5
%

Bottled

March 2021

Produced

334
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.

2019

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 September 19th and 30th
Juice cold settled over 24 hours and moved to barrel by gravity
Fermented and aged 18 months in French oak barrels (60% new)
No inoculations for primary or secondary fermentation
No sulfite additions during aging
Lees stirred twice monthly for 15 months
Bottled unfined and unfiltered

ABV

14.5
%

Bottled

March 2021

Produced

334
Points
Points
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Whitney Fisher
Winegrower
Pale straw color in the glass with effusive aromas of candied lemon rind, honeysuckle and toasted almond. This wine reflects the intensity of the site with a generous round palate and flavors of lemon curd, apricot and lightly toasted brioche. The richness of the wine is balanced by wet stone minerality and Asian pear. Endlessly evolving in the glass, this wine expresses signature lemon and stonefruit with noteable persistence and length accented with hints of toasted oak. This wine will grow in character with time in the glass or your cellar.

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