ripe pear, honeysuckle, lemon curd & vanilla cream
The grapes for this wine come from two of the best sites in the Horse Heaven Hills; Eagle & Plow and Zephyr Ridge.
The grapes were harvested in the very early hours of the morning so they would arrive to the winery cool. Once at the winery, the grapes went directly to the press where the juice was gently pressed away from the skins. The juice was cold settled for two days before racking. It was inoculated with a Chardonnay specific yeast and allowed to ferment cool over 30 days. A portion of the blend was fermented in barrel to add rich mouthfeel and complexity. We inoculated the barrels for malolactic fermentation to help contribute to the creamy mouthfeel with preserving the bright natural acidity. All barrels were hand stirred throughout fermentation, further adding to the roundness of the wine.