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2015 Chardonnay Reserve
Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Santa Barbara County
Alcohol %
13.2

2015 Chardonnay Reserve

Aromas of lime peel, lemon grass, dried pineapples and mangos are elevated by a slate-like minerality, followed by subtle pear, tangerine, guava, honeysuckle, and nutty/vanillin French Oak. Racy and bright, this Chardonnay will match perfectly with rich pastas in white sauces or sea bass, or  Pacific Rim cuisine.

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GRAPES

100% 2015 Chardonnay, Dijon Clone

Hilliard Bruce Vineyard, Sta. Rita Hills

 

SENSORY

Aromas of lime peel, lemon grass, dried pineapples and mangos are elevated by a slate-like minerality, followed by subtle pear, tangerine, guava, honeysuckle, and nutty/vanillin French Oak. Racy and bright, this Chardonnay will match perfectly with rich pastas in white sauces or sea bass, or  Pacific Rim cuisine.

 

CRAFTED

Hand-picked at Hilliard Bruce Vineyard’s 5.3 acre Chardonnay block in Sta. Rita Hills in early September, 2015, the organically grown (SIP certified) clusters were gently pressed, then settled and fermented in eight neutral French oak barrels, two new Francois Freres barrels and two new Taransaud barrels, amounting to 36% new French Oak. Upon completion of primary and secondary fermentation, the wine aged in the same barrels, on the lees, with occasional stirring, for 11-months. After being cold stabilized and sterile filtered, the wine was bottled to nearly 270 cases of 12/750mL bottles in March, 2016, with a final pH of 3.28, TA of .62, and 13.2% alcohol.

 

CELLAR

Cellar at least six months, until Summer of 2017, or be rewarded for your patience if you properly age this Chardonnay for 2-5 years.

 

MAKERS

Bion Rice, Director of Winemaking

Jon Flores, Production Manager

Jose Gomez, Cellar Master

Guadalupe Chavez, Assistant Cellar Master

 

CHEMISTRY

pH: 3.28

Titratable Acidity (TA): .63

Alcohol: 13.2%

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