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Clean floral aromas, including honeysuckle and orange blossom, mingle with notes of vanilla, brioche and shaved almonds before leading into a palate of sweet grapefruit and spice.
- Pahlmeyer Estate Vineyard,
- Antica Vineyard,
- Hyde Vineyard
Lisa Perotti-Brown, Wine Advocate, 10/31/2017
The 2016 Chardonnay has a lovely savory, yeasty/toasty nose over a core of warm grapefruit, fresh apricots and allspice with a touch of candied ginger. Medium to full-bodied, the palate delivers mouth-filling stone fruit and spicy layers, supported by great freshness and finishing long and creamy.” -Lisa Perotti-Brown
- Bibiana Gonzalez Ravé
- September 12 to October 3, 2016
- August 8, 2017
- March 19, 2018
Our Chardonnay was picked during the cool of the night and each cluster was inspected and hand sorted at the winery before being gravity fed into the bladder press. The juice settled in stainless steel tanks for 24 hours at 50 degrees. After rigorous inspection, we racked the finest lots to new French oak barrels and monitored fermentation daily, stirring the lees only as needed to stimulate the process. After malolactic fermentation, we commingled lots for the first time then barreled down the blend into 100% new François Frères French oak for 11 months. The wine was bottled without fining or filtration.