2013 Columbia Valley Chardonnay
Layers of lemon meringue, exotic spices, ripe pear frame this polished oak-aged Chardonnay which beautifully expresses the intense minerality found at the Doc Stewart Vineyard.
2015 Double Gold Medal Winner and Best in Class at the Great Northwest Wine Competition
Vibrant lemon meringue and citrus blossom on the nose. With time, it evolves into multiple layers containing lemon meringue, exotic spices, ripe pear and a hint of lees character. The mid-palate has wonderful volume, is polished, and transitions into a finish which beautifully expresses the intense minerality found at the Doc Stewart Vineyard.
Appellation: Columbia Valley
Vineyard: 70% Doc Stewart Vineyard & 30% Peach Ten Vineyard
Assemblage: 100% Chardonnay
Vinification: Fruit for this blend was harvested around the middle of September 2013. The fruit was whole cluster pressed. The juice was allowed to cold settle in a stainless steel tank for two days at 34° F. The juice was then racked off its gross lees and warmed, at which time it is was inoculated with ICV-D254 wine yeast. Once the fermentation was approximately half way through, the juice was transferred to barrel where it finished its primary fermentation and underwent ~75% MLF. The wine was surlie aged in barrel for 9 months. It was then sterile filtered and bottled on August 2, 2014.
Aging: 9 months in 54% new oak barrels (100% French). Battonage was performed once every week while in barrel.
Alcohol – 13.7% | TA – 5.7 g/L | pH – 3.45
339 cases produced