2019 - Estate Grown Chardonnay

Vibrant citrusy notes from our Vineburg Vineyard combine with rich tropical fruit nuances from our Firetree Vineyard to make our Chardonnay. A long, cool fermentation in both French oak and small stainless-steel barrels along with weekly bâtonnage adds complexity and length.

Pair the Estate Chardonnay with this Pizza Mac & Cheese recipe

Additional Pairing Suggestions: Salmon Rillettes, Double or Triple Cream Bri

Estate Grown Chardonnay

Reviews 94 points Tasting Panel, September/October 2021 issue
90 points Wine Enthusiast, Virginie Boone, June/July 2021 issue
Gold, San Francisco Chronicle 2021 Wine Competition Tasting Notes Pale straw color. Aromas of light tropical fruit and yellow apple with floral highlights. Medium-bodied with fresh, juicy fruit flavors of tropical citrus, pear, and perfectly ripe apple. Nicely rounded edges give a light toasty softness to the moderately long, mineral-driven finish. Vintage Notes The beginning of the 2019 growing season was defined by copious rainfall and late soil moisture. The long, warm summer saw very few extreme heat events, with foggy mornings setting the stage for vibrant and expressive
wines. The relatively mild finish to the season, not without its moments of unpredictability, helped to preserve freshness and finesse in the fruit with abundant hang time. All in all, exceptional fruit with bright acidity and ample
  • Varietal 100% Chardonnay
  • Appellation Carneros
  • Vineyard 70% Vineburg Vineyard
    30% Firetree Vineyard
  • Harvest Info September 13 & 22, 2019
    23.0° Brix
  • Fermentation 60% stainless steel tank fermented
    40% barrel fermented: 25% in 60-gallon French oak barrels, 60% 75-gallon stainless steel barrels, 15% in 500 L French puncheons
    25% completed malolactic fermentation
  • Maturation 9 months of barrel age
    5% new oak
    New oak profile: 100% French
    Overall barrel profile: 100% French
    All barrels were stirred once a week for two months
  • Analysis 14.1% Alcohol
    5.42 g/L TA
    3.42 pH
    0.10% Rs
  • Limited Production 2,277 cases (9L)
  • Aging Suggestions Enjoy Now!