Average Brix at Harvest: 25.0°Brix
Residual Sugar: 0.3%
Total Acidity: 0.59 gm/100ml
Bottling Date: May 9, 2016
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Carol’s 2015 Chardonnay is our golden-haired wild child, an exuberant and delectable mouthful of joy. Sourced from her estate vineyard in Dry Creek Valley, this vivacious white wine is a classic California Chardonnay with a delicate balance of richness and acidity to please all the Wild Things out there… Remember, you are what you drink!
Wine Maker’s Tasting Notes:
Soft creamy mouth-feel, punctuated by a sliver of bright acidity. Very food compatible with chicken, pork or fish!
2015 was a warm year for us and we picked the fruit for our Chardonnay in the first half of September from our estate vineyard in Dry Creek Valley. With a goal of balance in both flavor in style, we designated half the Chardonnay for Barrel fermentation and the other half to steel tank to maintain a brightness of acidity and fruit flavors.
50% barrel fermented, stirred weekly sur lie. 8 months in barrels—18% new French (half Acacia-wood), 18% new American, 64% neutral French. 50% stainless steel fermented at about 53°F, and only this half completed malo-lactic fermentation.