Reserve Chardonnay 2016

Spring was a steady flux of warm and cool days starting harvest off early on August 20th. The whites came in before a cold snap slowed down the ripening, allowing for a brief respite after the first rush of harvest. Reds started to trickle in during early September. The season had average temperatures until October 20th brought a deluge of rain with a fair amount of fruit left hanging. The varieties left to weather the storm were hearty, open clusters that handled it well. We finished up harvest on October 24th, ending an eight week vintage, one of our longest but most concentrated on record.

Tasting Notes

Aromas of toasted marshmallows and caramel apples fill your senses. The palate is bright with green apple, sweet peach, lemon rind, and finishes with lush vanilla oak notes.

Technical Data

Alcohol: 14.6%
Appellation: Red Hills
Barrels: French & American oak
Time in Barrels:  9 months
Cases Produced: 1,389

Suggested Retail: $38

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