2012 Chardonnay Knights Valley
This stylish Chardonnay has a rich but lean profile. French Barrel fermentation.
Vineyard: Grapes from a cool Alexander Valley moutain vineyard

Date Picked: 10/15/2012

Brix at Harvest: 23.0

Age of Vines: 20 years

Fermentation Mode: Fermented in French barrels

Yeast: EC1118

Length of Fermentation: 22 days

Fermentation Temperature: 60-65 degrees F

Aging: 7 months in seasoned French and American oak barrels

Alcohol: 14.2% pH: 3.40

TA: .67 Bottling Date: 6/3/12 Cases Produced: 74 Cellar Lifespan: 2 - 3 years

Winemaker Notes:

*A brilliant pale golden color.

* The nose is rich in both ripe tropical fruit and stone fruit and a toasty oak note.

*The flavors are direct reflections of the nose, ripe Pineapple and tropical fruits. Rich yet elegant with a long fresh crisp finish.

Enjoy with herbed fish and poultry, perhaps accented with citrus.
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