The Heritage Collection
Estate Grown, Lodi $14
Grown on our estate in the heart of the Lodi Appellation, the fruit for this Chardonnay was hand selected and HAND PICKED. We employ a dual harvest technique with the Chardonnay. Half of the block is harvested in mid to late August, when the fruit still has firm acids. The other half is picked from 3-4 weeks later, when the grapes are bursting with sugars.
This Chardonnay is barrel aged in French and American oak barrels, 15% of which is new wood. Lees were stirred every two weeks once fermentation was complete, allowing the wine to gain complexity and structure. This makes the wine ready to drink upon release, but also age gracefully for a number of years in the bottle.
The vibrant color and aromas of fresh picked Asian pears, ripe Meyer lemons, pineapple and lemon curd instantly fill your senses and are complimented by hints of honeysuckle and butterscotch. The mouth fills with complex flavors of sweet, rich, Asian pears, butterscotch, caramel apples and juicy, sweet yellow peaches. Soft hints of lemon meringue and melons round out the wine to produce a very seductive, lingering finish.
- Malolactic Fermentation: 50%
- Total Acidity: .55g
- Bottled: September 3, 2019
- pH: 3.54
- Residual Sugar: .322
Enjoy now or cellar through 2022