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Llano Estacado Chardonnay Texas Cellar Select 2010

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Our Llano Estacado 2010 Cellar Reserve Chardonnay was made from 100% grapes grown at the Mont Sec Vineyard in far West Texas. This wine is a blend of 90.3% Chardonnay and 9.7% Viognier. At harvest, we allowed an overnight juice and skin contact period to increase the flavor profile. After the skin contact, we drew the juice down into 132 gallon French Oak "Pungeons" to ferment. Post fermentation techniques involved malo-lactic fermentation, lees contact and lees mixing. All of our effort paid off in this beautiful Chardonnay. Yellow gold in color, this complex Chardonnay exhibits flavors of lemon, butter, honeysuckle, tropical fruit and toasted nuts.

Region: USA » Texas » Lubbock

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Llano Estacado Winery:
The simple mission of Llano Estacado, from its beginning in 1976 to its role as industry leader today, has been to embody the fabulous potential of Texas wines. This mission began with 1,300 cases of wine released in 1977. Today, Llano Estacado is the largest premium winery in the state of Texas, producing wines of world class quality, and taking the lead in introducing not just Texans, but the entire world, to the great wines made in Texas.

Our Llano Estacado 2010 Cellar Reserve Chardonnay was made from 100% grapes grown at the Mont Sec Vineyard in far West Texas. This wine is a blend of 90.3% Chardonnay and 9.7% Viognier. At harvest, we allowed an overnight juice and skin contact period to increase the flavor profile. After the skin contact, we drew the juice down into 132 gallon French Oak "Pungeons" to ferment. Post fermentation techniques involved malo-lactic fermentation, lees contact and lees mixing. All of our effort paid off in this beautiful Chardonnay. Yellow gold in color, this complex Chardonnay exhibits flavors of lemon, butter, honeysuckle, tropical fruit and toasted nuts.

330 cases produced.

Closure: Composite Cork (Diam)

Aged 10 months in French Oak.

Notes: Combination New & Used

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 12.4% pH: 3.63
Sugar: .03 grams per liter Total Acidity: .65 grams per liter

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