This Chardonnay opens with notes of pear and golden delicious apple and is surrounded by notes of mango, pineapple and toasted marshmallow. A core of acidity keeps the wine fresh on the palate to help balance its rich and creamy midpalate.
The grapes for this wine come from our Spice East, Culloden, and Eagle and Plow vineyards located in the heart of the Horse Heaven Hills.
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 allowed to cold settle for two days before racking. 40% of the juice was inoculated with BRG yeast and sent to barrel where it aged in neutral and french oak for 8 months. While 60% of the juice was inoculated with CX9 yeast and stayed in stainless steal throughout fermentation. The barrel portion was then stirred every 2 weeks to help contribute to the roundness and creamy mouthfeel while the tank portion preserves the fresh fruit characteristics and natural acidity. All of the barrel portion completed malolactic fermentation while the tank portion made it halfway through secondary fermentation.
Food Pairing Notes
chicken, shellfish, fish, cheese, vegetables, pasta, pork and charcuterie