2011 Oakville Chardonnay

The third vintage of our Chardonnay benefits from what we learned from our first two releases. We again used the natural yeast present in the vineyard for fermentation and also set out to keep the malolactic fermentation to a minimum, creating a wine with great complexity and freshness. We utilized 85% French oak, both new and used, and 15% stainless steel barrels while sur lie ageing and stirring lightly for 10 months before going to bottle unfiltered. Pale yellow in color with a hint of green and a slight haze from the yeast, this wine displays aromas of Canary melon, tangerine, Anjou pear, kiwi, lemon zest and jasmine. Flavors of orange blossoms, toffee, crème brulee, hazelnut, honeycomb and star fruit compliment the balanced acidity on the palate.

2011 Oakville Chardonnay 750ml $50.00 Sold Out
Varietal composition 100% Chardonnay
Appellation Oakville, Napa Valley, California
Release date March 2013
Alcohol 14.9%
Type of oak French/stainless steel
Production 395 cases
Months in oak 10