2013 Estate Chardonnay

  • Varieties:
    100% Chardonnay
  • Appellation:
    Paso Robles
  • Average brix at harvest:
  • Vineyard:
  • Alcohol:
  • Acidity:
    0.63 g/100ml
  • pH:
  • Residual sugar:
    0.01 g/100ml
  • Date bottled:
    April 25, 2014
  • Cases produced:
  • Retail Price:
    $ 20.00

Growing conditions:
Perfect! 2013 had great growing conditions, with minimal April frost, warm days/cool nights in July and August then a full Indian summer in mid-September. Vineyard yields were normal despite low winter rainfall while quality appears excellent due to small berry size.

The grapes were hand harvested, then whole cluster pressed while still cool. Barrel fermented in 100% new French oak barrels, the wine was aged on its lees passively for 6 months. This process produced a richer mouthfeel and allowed the wine to be bottled with minimal filtration.

Tasting notes:
Aromas of Pippin apple and ripe pear are intertwined with elusive hints of nectarine in the background. Rich, silky mouthfeel from over 6 months of passive lees contact in new French oak barrels culminates with a long, crisp, elegant finish.

Drink now!! This Chardonnay will continue to improve with proper cellaring for another 18-36 months, but why wait??

Food selection:
This Chardonnay will enhance artisan cheeses, pastas in creamy white sauces, shrimp, halibut and a multitude of poultry dishes.