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2019 Reserve Chardonnay

2019 Reserve Chardonnay

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180 Cases Produced

"This Reserve Chardonnay is a true standout from the rest. Its intense and pure aromas of toasted brioche, almond nougat and lemon curd make it irresistible. A silky entry on the palate leads to bright flavors of citrus and stone fruits. An incredible example of purity and intensity in a glass. Age-able for years, but guaranteed to not make it that long!" Helen Keplinger

Tasting Notes
Intense, pure aromas of toasted brioche, almond nougat, lemon curd, and pastry flour are complemented by hazelnut, bartlett pear, and baked apple. A silky entry on the palate leads to bright flavors of orange blossom, tangerine peel, fresh lemon, poached pear, and chamomile. Aged sur lies for 17 months in 100% French oak, this is a beautiful wine showcasing purity and texture.
Blend
95% UV Vinyard Chardonnay - Old Wente clone; 5% Lucky Well Vineyard Chardonnay - Old Wente clone
AVA
Sonoma Coast
Aged
17 Months in 30% new French oak from the vosges forest
Alcohol %
14.1
Winemaker
Helen Keplinger
Winemaker Notes
100% malolactic fermentation and whole cluster press
Harvest Date
September 9th and 10th
Agro Ad Amphorum
Latin Translation: From Soil to Bottle
The 2019 vintage was one of the cooler vintages of the last decade. Ample spring rains fueled healthy canopy growth and a crop that was nearly as generous as 2018. The first half of the growing season was moderate, and therefore somewhat extended. This allowed the vines time to slow their growth heading into veraison and maximize their nutrient uptake and pre-ripening photosynthesis. The second half of the season, in which the grapes ripen and are harvested, was warm, with some heat during the harvest period, leading to wines of incredible silkiness, fresh and pure fruit, elegant texture, and impressive length.