The resulting wine expresses heady flavors of green apple, pineapple, lilac, honeysuckle and lychee, complemented by a cool acidity and just the slightest kiss of oak-induced roundness and depth.
The 2013 Vintner Select Chardonnay features a blend of our original block of clone 4 fruit, as well as a five year old block of clone 96, and for the first time, a bit of fruit from our new Figtree block planted to a heritage Wente selection.
Bottled: July 2014.
Night-picked grapes were cold-pressed, settled, and then fermented in French oak (20% new).
Fermentation: 20% New French Oak, 80% Neutral French Oak.
Aged sur lies for nine months prior to racking and bottling.
Cooperage: 20% New French Oak, 80% Neutral French Oak.