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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

Pale straw in color with striking purity and a green hue, 2015 Mountain Estate Chardonnay boasts remarkable balance between ripe, opulent fruit and delicate acidity. Intense aromas of ripe pear, flowering jasmine and crème brulee are followed by flavors of Meyer lemon and marzipan. This idyllic combination leads to a clean finish, highlighting mountain minerality and begging for another sip!

Production Notes

  • 100% Chardonnay
  • Harvested September 2-13
  • Whole cluster sorted then lightly pressed
  • Juice cold settled for 24 hours and moved to barrel by gravity
  • Fermented, then aged 18 months in French oak barrels (42% new)
  • No sulfite additions at harvest or during aging
  • Lees stirred twice monthly for 15 months

Alcohol by volume is 14.3%
Bottle date March 2017
660 cases produced

Vintages Produced

2003   2004   2005   2006   2007   2008   2009   2010   2011   2012   2013   2014   2015   2016   2017

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