2008 Chardonnay

2008 Chardonnay

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We select our Chardonnay fruit from Monterey County where the Pacific breezes create the perfect environment for this cool climate grape. The grapes were picked early in the morning and delivered immediately to the winery. The fruit was whole cluster pressed and then chilled down to 45º F for 48 hours in order to settle out the sediment. All the juice was then racked to barrels for fermentation. The barrels completed malolactic fermentation in two months. The wine was then aged on lees for 9 months, with lees stirring taking place once a week for the first 4 months to increase complexity and mouth feel.

Enjoy now through 2011.

Tasting Notes

  • Color: Light gold
  • Aroma: Pineapple, tropical fruit and baked pear with toasty spices
  • Taste: Full bodied and complex with a touch of oak and hints of tropical fruits; fresh and clean with a long finish
Other Notes
"A crisp and lush Chardonnay with subtle oak influence" — Matthias Gubler, Winemaker
Wine Specs
Harvest Date
Oct. 11, 2008
9 months in partial new French oak
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