The grapes for this Chardonnay hail from Mt Carmel Vineyard in the Sta. Rita Hills AVA. After being pressed and settled, the juice was barrel fermented in a mixture of new (43%) and older French oak barrels. The lees were stirred for four months, and the wine underwent full malolactic fermentation. The Chardonnay was aged ten months in barrel before being released in the winter of 2015. Only 163 cases were produced.
Optimum Storage Conditions:
Constant temperature, 55-58° f, darkness
To enjoy young fruit aromas, consume within 1-2 years of bottling date. For extended aging under ideal conditions, consume within 2-5 years of bottling date.
Mount Carmel (100%)
Alcohol 13.5%, pH 3.30, ta 0.645 g/100ml