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2017 Chalone Chardonnay

Sometimes we Chardonnay drinkers just want pure, uncluttered varietal character rather than an abundance of toasted oak and loads of stirred lees. To put it bluntly, we want the fruit, the whole fruit, and nothing but the fruit. To that end, in 2017 we produced 122 cases of unoaked Chardonnay from a small vineyard high above the Salinas Valley in the Chalone AVA. We fermented and aged the wine in stainless steel tanks, rather than the usual French oak barrels. The result is a bright, floral, aromatic Chardonnay with overtones of citrus, green apples, pears and quince. It is medium-bodied with crisp acidity and a long, satisfying finish. The stunning fruit is the star of the show and the outcome is pure deliciousness.

 
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Winemaking
The grapes were hand harvested, gently pressed and fermented at cool temperatures to enhance the aromatics and fruit character of the varietal. The wine spent 10 months in a stainless steel tank to help galvanize the aromatics, mellow the texture and preserve the essential personality of this special vineyard. Aging 100% in stainless steel allows the varietal characteristics of the Chardonnay to shine through.
Varietal Composition
100% Chardonnay
Vineyard
100% Fornaciari
Harvest Date
September 2 and 8, 2017
Harvest Brix
24.1 -26.0°
Appellation
Chalone
Alcohol %
14.2
pH
3.19
Aging
Stainless Steel
Cases Produced
122
Bottling Date
September 2018