2014 Estate "Third Alarm" Reserve Chardonnay

Our Chardonnay is made in small batches, and only a few select lots have the honor of being designated "Third Alarm". After crushing and de-stemming immediately to press, the Chardonnay juice is fermented 100% in French oak barrels. While in barrel, the 85% of wine goes through a malolactic fermentation that naturally creates a light buttery flavor and smooth mouth feel. While on its lees the wine is hand stirred in barrel once a month, and topped twice a month for eight months. This process develops and additional complexity of flavors and aromas. Our straw colored Chardonnay leads off with a refreshing citrus bouquet followed a buttery vanilla flavor. A slight minerality compliments the crisp green apple finish. Harvested: September 19th-October 16th, 2014 Alcohol %: 14.5 pH: 3.44 Total Acidity: .75 Residual Sugar: .20% Case Production: 400 Release: Summer 2015 Winemaker: Jason De Loach


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