2013 Chardonnay Reserve
Wine Specs
Vintage
2013
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Yamhill-Carlton
Harvest Date
09/27/13
Sugar
19.7
Acid
5.9 g/l
pH
3.32
Aging
60% neutral French oak, 40% stainless
Bottling Date
09/18/14
Alcohol %
13.7

2013 Chardonnay Reserve

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From Dijon clone vines planted in 1992, the grapes from this hillside are under tremendous stress due to the thin clay soils. Thus, the clusters that we harvest from this site tend to be small, yet extremely flavorful. Fermentation in a combination of French oak and stainless steel produces wines that are both varietally expressive and textural.

Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
This is a bright, citrusy wine, with focused tree fruit aromas of apple, pear, a hint of white peach, and undertones of vanilla and sandalwood. Smooth acidity and a medium palate weight contribute to a soft texture. The fruit expression continues on the palate; 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 a stainless tank for fermentation. When primary was complete, the wine was racked to 60% neutral French oak barrels and 40% stainless barrels for aging, undergoing full malolactic, with minimal lees stirring. The wine aged on the lees until bottling the following September.
Production
125 cases
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