Chardonnay Reserve2019


Chardonnay Reserve

The grapes are allowed to achieve a proportionately higher potential alcohol on the vine than our classic Chardonnay. Then, selecting 2nd and 3rd-use barrels of French and American oak for fermentation and for aging, we preserve Chardonnay’s inherent effusiveness and lengthen its palate performance without malolactic fermentation. Core varietal aromas and flavors are thereby captured, and extended by batonnage through several months on the lees.




Cellar Life


We will be celebrating this growing season for many years to come, for giving us white wines of great intensity and fragrance, and reds of unquestionably long age-worthiness. The entire season was ideal, from a frost-free spring with abundant moisture, to a summer with moderate rainfall and steady warm temperature building to extended, emphatic heat, with clear skies permitting optimum pacing of picking in the early fall.

Fermentation In used barrels of French and American oak for 10-12 days at 70ºF; no malolactic fermentation
Aging On the lees in used and new French and American oak for up to 8 months
Composition Chardonnay 100%
Analysis Alcohol, 13.0%
Residual Sugars, 0.2%
Total Acidity, 0.61%

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