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2015

SONOMA COUNTY

Whitney's Vineyard, Chardonnay

Planted in 1973, the Whitney's Vineyard (so named after Fred and Juelle Fisher's first daughter) is located on a gravelly hillside with a gently sloping southwestern exposure. The Vineyard is planted to Old Wente clone Chardonnay and produces less than one ton per acre. Today, these vines produce small berries that express their mountain heritage with mineral undertones and uniquely concentrated fruit flavors.

Tasting Notes

The 2015 Whitney’s Vineyard Chardonnay is both structured and seductive, showing vibrant notes of jasmine, honey suckle, and citrus blossom. On the pallet, these light floral notes are complimented by flavors of ripe pear, honeydew melon and lemon pith. This vintage boasts a beautiful, viscous texture, leading to a long finish with notes of lanolin and lemon zest

- Whitney Fisher

Production Notes

  • 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

Alcohol by volume is 14.5%
Bottle date: March 2017
263 cases produced

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