Saratoga Cuvée Chardonnay 2004
Release Date: Spring 2007
Grown at Mount Eden with the same care and attention to detail as our Estate Chardonnay, we selected these barrels to reflect our appellation rather than the estate.
Yield: 2.6 tons per acre
Harvest: August 21st-September 4th
Numbers @ Harvest: 24.6° Brix, 8.2 grams acidity, 3.6 pH
Barrel Regimen: French barrels 1/2 new; aged 10 months sur lie, full Malolactic
Bottling: July 2005
92 points Robert Parker Jr's The Wine Advocate - August 2006
Issue # 166
Offering terrific minerality along with notes of pears, white peaches, earth and background oak, this intense, medium to full-bodied, rich Chardonnay possesses good underlying minerality as well as acidity.