This cool climate chardonnay shows aromas of white peach & layered honeyed nectarine. A fresh palate of white stone fruits combines with lean minerality. The balanced acidity is refreshing with subtle barrel characteristics. Time will see this wine build richness in body & texture, akin to previous vintages.
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$240 Half Dozen
17th March 2019
Fresh aromas of citrus & white peach combine with a nutty & honeyed nectarine.
Geraldine McFaul at Willow Creek Vineyard
A fresh palate of white stone fruits combines with lean minerality. The balanced acidity is refreshing with subtle barrel characteristics.
Rain events did create moderate disease pressure during the growing season but were often followed by prolonged periods of mild & dry weather so there was little disease occurrence. Temperatures were generally higher than moderate with higher-than-average low temperatures but no hot weather & certainly no heat waves. We meandered through harvest at a gentle pace.
This pristine single vineyard Chardonnay was whole bunch pressed to retain delicacy and freshness, then settled in tank to clarify overnight. The juice was transferred to French oak barriques (20% of which were new) for ferment and maturation, with the barrels completing malolactic fermentation soften the high natural acidity from this very cool season. Prepared for bottling in December 2021.