Yield: 1.2 tons per acre (92 tons purchased)
Harvest: October 17th-24th
Numbers @ Harvest: 22.3° Brix, 3.4 pH, 9.2 grams acidity
Barrel Regimen: 1/2 French & 1/2 American Oak- one-third new; 100% Barrel Fermented; 50% Malolactic; 100% sur-lie
Bottling: July 2012
Release Date: Fall 2013
A small crop, one ton per acre, was harvested in late October. This has to be the last Chardonnay to be picked in California. Because of the ocean influence, final ripening comes at a glacial pace, deepening the flavors while retaining mouthwatering acidity.
For those wine drinkers who gravitate toward moderate alcohol, trim, focused, earth-driven flavors and brightness in the finish, this is your kind of wine and it has been awarded one of the “Year’s 100 Best Buys” for 2013 by Wine & Spirits Magazine.
This is our 27th vintage from this remarkable vineyard and it is the longest lineage for any vineyard designate in Edna Valley.