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2015 Chalk Hill Chardonnay, Wright Creek, Chalk Hill AVA

2015 Chalk Hill Chardonnay, Wright Creek, Chalk Hill AVA

94+ Points - Robert Parker
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SKU: 008050
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Aromas of lemon curd, yellow apple, vanilla and a subtle minerality. A luxurious mouthfeel, balanced acidity, rich flavors and a long, layered and deeply satisfying finish.

Ratings
94+ Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. "The 2015 Chardonnay Wright Creek is a cracking wine with a very classy nose of honeyed brioche, cashews and apple butter over a core of pineapples, lemon curd and pink grapefruit. Full-bodied, rich and boldly fruited, it has a gorgeous creamy texture and wonderful precision, finishing long and layered. Only 294 cases were produced."
Winemaker Notes
When blending our club Chardonnays, we choose the specific barrels that best show off the characteristics of that vineyard. For our 2015 Wright Creek Chardonnay, those characteristics are aromas of lemon curd, yellow apple, vanilla and a subtle minerality. A luxurious mouthfeel and balanced acidity entice the senses with rich flavors of lemon meringue, tangerine, clove, croissant, and vanilla. The finish is long, layered and deeply satisfying.
Other Notes
100% Chardonnay
Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Chalk Hill
Harvest Date
September 14-15, 2015
Sugar
24.5° Avg Brix at harvest
Acid
5.6 g/L
pH
3.61
Aging
15 months in 100% French oak, 66% new
Fermentation
100% native yeast fermentation in barrel; 100% malolactic fermentation with bi-weekly bâtonnage
Bottling Date
December 5, 2016
Alcohol %
14.90
Wine Advocate
94
Production Notes
Each Chardonnay barrel is unique, from variations in the barrels themselves to the particular native yeast population that ferments the juice in that barrel. When blending our club Chardonnays, we choose the specific barrels that best show off the characteristics of that vineyard.
Vineyard Notes
CHALK HILL ESTATE has a long history experimenting with Chardonnay, both in the vineyard and the winery. One of the great things about an estate is the ability to take the time to do things carefully and thoughtfully. Each Chardonnay block here is planted with the ideal clone and rootstock, the result of years of learning what works best where. This Chardonnay is composed of clone 15 and 17 grown in our Wright Creek Estate Vineyard. Clone 15 originated in Prosser, Washington and clone 17, or the “Robert Young” clone, originally came from the Wente Vineyard in the 1960’s.