2013 Chardonnay

Sonoma Coast

Aromas and flavors of meyer lemon, mandarin orange and fresh guava are layered with wet stone minerality and subtle vanilla bean.

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Tasting NOTES

Aromas and flavors of meyer lemon, mandarin orange and fresh guava are layered with wet stone minerality and subtle vanilla bean. The lush and creamy texture, intense weight and lively finish give this elegant chardonnay an ideal balance of freshness and sophistication, and make the 2013 vintage a classic example of the character of the old vines and ancient soils of this vineyard.

Vineyard NOTES

Four distinct blocks of Chardonnay harvested separately include two blocks 40+year-old Heritage Selections; two blocks Robert Young clone. Yield 3.0 tons/acre.

Production NOTES

Whole cluster pressed; 80% barrel fermented and 20% stainless steel fermented

Yeast strains: CY 3079 and indigenous

Weekly battonage

Zero percent malolactic fermentation

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Vintage:
2013
Wine Type:
White
Varietal:
Chardonnay
Varietal Composition:
  • 100% Chardonnay
Appellation:
Sonoma Coast
Acid:
TA 0.59 g/100ml
PH:
3.56
Barrel Aging:
  • Ten months in 100% French oak, 20% new. Primary coopers Dargaud et Jaegle and Tonnellerie O.
Alcohol %:
14.2%

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