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2019 Chardonnay Reserve

2019 Chardonnay Reserve
Wine Specs
Vintage
2019
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Monterey
Vineyard
Riverview
Harvest Date
Oct 2- Oct 11, 2019
pH
3.66
Aging
100% French oak, 100% new, 16 months
Bottling Date
Jul 26, 2021
Alcohol %
14.9
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It began as a plan to craft a Chardonnay that captured the true essence of our estate Riverview Vineyard, an exceptional benchland site. It evolved into creating a micro-winery on the vineyard in order to conduct a true native yeast, in-vineyard fermentation. The result is a wine that beautifully displays Riverview’s unique thumbprint.  This vintage expresses aromas of wet stone minerality and ripe fruit notes of yellow apple, quince and lime. The palate is deep yet refreshing, big on fruit while being balanced with crisp coastal acidity. Soft and toasty oak adds roundness and creaminess to the wine while never sacrificing the gorgeous juicy palate.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2019
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Monterey
Vineyard
Riverview
Harvest Date
Oct 2- Oct 11, 2019
pH
3.66
Aging
100% French oak, 100% new, 16 months
Bottling Date
Jul 26, 2021
Alcohol %
14.9
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Wine Profile
Vineyards
This vintage expresses aromas of wet stone minerality and ripe fruit notes of yellow apple, quince and lime. The palate is deep yet refreshing, big on fruit while being balanced with crisp coastal acidity. Soft and toasty oak adds roundness and creaminess to the wine while never sacrificing the gorgeous juicy palate.
Vineyard
Our Riverview Vineyard is located two miles southeast of Soledad and adjacent to the Pinnacles National Park on a bench overlooking the Salinas River. The bench location aids in creating excellent air flow and the southwestern exposure maximizes available sunlight. Morning fog and afternoon winds from the Monterey Bay’s marine influence create a true Region I climate, allowing the fruit to ripen slowly and evenly. Riverview Vineyard is a premier vineyard site with ideal attributes for ultra-premium Chardonnay.
Varietal Composition
100% Chardonnay
Winemaking
The grapes were picked in the cool early morning hours to ensure freshness. After a short trip from the vine rows to our micro-winery, located in the center of the vineyard, the grapes were gently whole-cluster pressed, then the juice was allowed to settle before being racked to 100% new French oak barrels. The barrels remained in the micro-winery, free from any commercial yeast, ensuring the fermentation was initiated by wild yeast indigenous to the Riverview Vineyard. Following a long, cool barrel fermentation, the wine was kept on its lees and aged for 16 months. Regular stirring of the lees enhanced the aromatics and texture. The final blend was a selection of our top four barrels.​
Cases Produced
90