Ideology Cellars Oak Knoll District "Blondie" Chardonnay 2009
Hand harvested, the whole clusters were slowly and gently pressed over a period of hours to extract Chardonnay’s signature bright, fruity and floral character without a hint of bitterness. Following a long, cool fermentation with weekly stirring, the wine was aged on the yeast lees, adding to complexity and creating a smooth, creamy texture to complement the long, citrusy finish.
Chardonnay in its purest form, no malolactic, no oak. Bright, and overflowing with different flavors. This has to be one of the most purely flavorful chardonnays I have had. Melon, candied lemon, marmalade, spice and apple pie. Wonderfully different, flying in the face of the California Oak Bomb!
Food Pairings for Ideology Cellars Oak Knoll District "Blondie" Chardonnay
The bright, fresh aroma of Asian pear, tropical melon, honeysuckle and clove is nicely framed by vanilla and lemon zest. On the palate rich, creamy layers of honeydew melon, caramel, Asian pear and fresh tangerine linger, finishing with Meyer lemon and spice.
230 cases produced.
Aged in Steel.
Notes: 95% Stainless Steel, 5% Neutral Oak
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