Chardonnay Reserve, Santa Maria
Long before Chardonnay was widely
produced throughout the
United States, a small band of vintners from Santa
experimenting with this classic varietal. They discovered
Santa Maria’s long, cool growing season and
create Chardonnays of greater dimension. Our Reserve
reflects these qualities, and is tinged with the
of Fuji apple, Meyer lemon, and fresh pineapple.
The grapes for our
Santa Maria Valley Chardonnay Reserve came from
famous Bien Nacido and Sierra Madre vineyards in
the Santa Maria Valley appellation. After being
and settled. the juice was barrel fermented in a
mixture of new (62.5%) and older French oak barrels.
fermentation was completed, the Chardonnay then went
through total malolactic fermentation. Then we stirred
the lees over a 4 month period and then let everything
settle down for a total of 9 months in barrel. The
wine was bottled on July 19, 2012. Only 371 cases were produced.
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Optimum Storage Conditions:
Constant temperature, 55-58° F, darkness
Potential: To enjoy young fruit aromas, consume
within 1-2 years of bottling date. For extended
under ideal conditions, consume within 2-5 years
of bottling date.
Sierra Madre (75%), Bien Nacido (25%)
Alcohol: 14.4%, pH: 3.17, TA: 0.630 g/1ooml
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