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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

This wine leads one to dream of fresh nectarines, pears and kiwis that will soon arrive at your local market. The aromas remind me of home; walking past blossoming orange trees one captures the nuance of this Chardonnay. Wet stone minerality mingles with caramel, orange blossom and stone fruit to make this wine one of the most seductive vintages to date. Smooth on the palate, this wine expands to complex flavors of lemon pie, topped with caramel and hazelnuts.

- Whitney Fisher, Winemaker

Production Notes

  • Whole cluster pressed to tank
  • Juice cold settled over 24 hours
  • Moved to barrel by gravity
  • Partial malolactic fermentation (approximately 75%)
  • Aged 17 months sur lees in 50% new French oak

Alcohol by volume is 14.9%
pH 3.6
Bottle date of March, 2008
750 cases produced

Vintages Produced

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