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We are using a mix of barrel and steel fermentation (a longer, cooler fermentation) to highlight the different characteristics we get from our four Chardonnay vineyards, this is an exciting example of this exploration featuring almost half of the blend fermented in steel tanks. Lemon zest, apple, pear, vanilla and toasty spice aromas carry into the flavors with a refreshing tanginess and a bright fruit finish. Winery. Flowers and oak spices on the nose. Rounder than the Stanly Ranch bottling but less precise, with more wood influence showing. Finishes with modest persistence. Most of the barrel-fermented portion of this wine (53%) went through malolactic fermentation
There are between 50,000-60,000 cases of the 2012 Chardonnay, most of it from sources in Carneros and Oak Knoll. This 100% estate Chardonnay can probably be found discounted to around $15 a bottle. Aromas of lemon oil, white peach and a touch of honeyed orange skin are followed by a crisp, elegant, medium-bodied Chardonnay that has obviously seen a touch of oak. However, it is a fresh, steely, delicious Chardonnay that should drink well for another 2–3 years.
Bright, light yellow. Tropical fruits, ripe peach and lemon oil aromas are complicated by charred oak and notes of spices and vanilla. Pliant and fruity, with the spicy oak element giving the mid-palate a touch of sweetness, as well as a slightly phenolic character on the back end.
Starts out with a smoky oak note before folding in pear and apple flavors. This is pleasing throughout, but turns simpler on the finish. Drink now.
With bright citrus aromas and ripe tropical fruit flavors in the mouth, all lead to a rich lingering finish. The wine has ripe pear, pineapple, and mango flavors highlighted by citrus, Granny Smith apple and hints of baking spices.
We are using a mix of barrel and steel fermentation (a longer, cooler fermentation) to highlight the different characteristics we get from our four Chardonnay vineyards, this is an exciting example of
Starts out with a smoky oak note before folding in pear and apple flavors. This is pleasing throughout, but turns simpler on the finish. Drink now. 42,000 cases made.
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