Dropped by gravity straight to the press, squeezed directly to barrel and chilled, inoculated with Chardonnay 3079 yeast, primary fermentation started and completed in barrel with secondary fermentation started but not completed, about 35% malic acid is left in the Chardonnay.
Apple crisp, grandma’s Holiday divinity and apricot aromas lead to Golden Delicious apple, butterscotch, ripe pear and macadamia nut flavors with brilliant acidity, inviting tannins and a rich finish. The best of both worlds of Chardonnay, this wine is barrel-fermented and aged in neutral French oak to highlight the fruit and add complexity.
Release Info: February 2017
Appelation: Columbia Valley
• Olsen Brothers Vineyard
• Lewis Vineyard
• Gamache Brothers Vineyard
• Bacchus Vineyard
• Sagemoor Vineyard and Alderbanks Vineyard
• 100% Chardonnay
Cooperage: 75% used premier French oak from Cadus, Damy, Dargaud & Jaegle, Francois Freres, Louis Latour and Sirugue, 25% in stainless steel
Acidity & PH: pH 3.40 & Total Acidity 0.73
Cases: 2300 Cases
Prices: $16/bottle  $172.8/case