2012 Chardonnay Estate
Wine Specs
Harvest Date
October 7, 2012
6.7 g/l
10 months in 14% new French oak, 57% older French oak, 29% stainless barrels
Bottling Date
September 2013
Alcohol %

2012 Chardonnay Estate

"Kim Kramer, her family’s second-generation winemaker, poured this among the 39 other producers at the grand tasting for the 2014 Oregon Chardonnay Symposium...It captured that fruit-forward style with Golden Delicious apple, Asian pear and Key lime, but there’s just a hint of mint and oak. Indeed, about 60% of the primary barrel treatment was older French, while nearly 30% was performed in stainless steel. Picking was done at 22 Brix, which allows for a deliciously balanced presentation of pear, lime, pineapple and lychee flavors. Its bright acidity should make for a pleasing suggested pairing with crabcakes. Rating: Outstanding!"

--Great Northwest Wines

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Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
This is a very fruit-forward, tropical wine, with aromas of pineapple, white peach, pear, with a bit of ginger, anise, and coconut. Smooth acidity and a medium palate weight contribute to a soft texture. The tropical elements continue in the mouth, with flavors of pineapple and mango; hints of nectarine and pear and spicy undertones of nutmeg and white pepper.
Winemaker Notes
The grapes were harvested by hand and whole cluster pressed. The juice settled overnight, then was racked to 14% new, 57% older French oak barrels and 29% stainless barrels for primary fermentation. When fermentation was complete, the wine aged on the lees with bimonthly stirring until spring racking. The wine was racked and blended, the heavier lees were discarded, and then the wine was returned to barrel to undergo malolactic fermentation and age until bottling in the fall.
175 cases
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