2015 Chardonnay Reserve
Our Reserve designation for Chardonnay is used only in years where grape maturation achieves high sugar levels with balanced acidity and outstanding flavors. This vintage’s partial malo-lactic fermentation provides increased flavor complexity and greater mouthfeel. This Chardonnay has aromas of toasted yeast, pear and green apple. It is medium bodied on the palate and the aromatics are intertwined with lemon and sweet oak and the citrus finish lingers nicely.
A total of 2.23 tons of estate grown grapes were harvested by hand on October 20, 2015. The grapes had 23.6 brix natural sugar, 0.82 TA and 3.27 pH. The juice was transferred into new French oak barrels and fermentation lasted for 16 days at 56-64 degrees. The wine was agedin the oak barrels for six months. It was bottled on July 6, 2016. The finished wine has 0.65 TA, 3.46 pH, 0% residual sugar and 13% alcohol.