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Chardonnay 2018 Santa Rita Hills

Chardonnay 2018 Santa Rita Hills
Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
100% Chardonnay
Appellation
Sta. Rita Hills
Harvest Date
Sept 27th and Oct 9th, 2018
pH
3.58
Aging
Aged 11 months in tight-grain medium-toast French oak barrels (10% new, 90% 2-4 yr. old)
Bottling Date
June 19, 2018
Alcohol %
13.9
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SKU: R18CH2

This wine is made from two exceptional Santa Rita Hills Vineyards. 65% is from La Rinconada Vineyard (clone 15, elegant and structured), grown in tan sandy soils at the edge of the Santa Rosa Hills, these grapes develop additional depth and structure along with the classic bright Santa Rita Hills flavors.  35% is from Zotovich Vineyard (clone 76, bright and tropical), grown in white sandy soil close to the ocean, these grapes develop especially bright delicate flavors.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
100% Chardonnay
Appellation
Sta. Rita Hills
Harvest Date
Sept 27th and Oct 9th, 2018
pH
3.58
Aging
Aged 11 months in tight-grain medium-toast French oak barrels (10% new, 90% 2-4 yr. old)
Bottling Date
June 19, 2018
Alcohol %
13.9
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Color: Medium straw Aromas: Tropical, citrus and green apple with floral notes Palate: Fresh bright tropical fruit flavors, rich mouthfeel, long fruit finish
Vineyard Notes
This wine is made from two exceptional Santa Rita Hills Vineyards. 65% is from La Rinconada Vineyard (clone 15, elegant and structured), grown in tan sandy soils at the edge of the Santa Rosa Hills, these grapes develop additional depth and structure along with the classic bright Santa Rita Hills flavors. 35% is from Zotovich Vineyard (clone 76, bright and tropical), grown in white sandy soil close to the ocean, these grapes develop especially bright delicate flavors.
Production Notes
302 cases produced
Winemaker Notes
The grapes were picked in the cool morning and whole-cluster pressed. The juice was racked into French oak barrels and fermented at a cool temperature to preserve fresh fruit flavors while gaining roundness from barrel fermentation. 100% malo-lactic fermentation.