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barrel fermented chardonnay 2015

alexander valley - sonoma, california


VARIETAL: 100% Chardonnay

VINEYARD: Clay loam soils

FARMING: Demeter certified biodynamic; rows grassed; hand-harvested September 8th 2014

WINEMAKING: Barrel fermented with some light lees stirring; partial secondary malolactic fermentation to preserve acidity and freshness

AGING: 10 months on the lees in French oak barrels (40% new; 40% 1-year-old; 20% neutral)

PRODUCTION: 470 cases

TASTING NOTES: Bright, medium gold color. Fragrant nose of lemon curd, stone fruits, tropical fruits and mineral nuances. Medium bodied and smooth, nicely balanced with fresh acidity. Ripe fruit flavors of apples, white peaches and Meyer lemon. Lingering finish with added notes of creamy lemon.

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