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2015 FEL Chardonnay Anderson Valley

2015 FEL Chardonnay Anderson Valley
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The signature of our Anderson Valley Chardonnay is its bright fruit and fresh flavors that are on full display due to the absence of new oak or malolactic fermentation. The nose is rich with aromas of green melon, Granny Smith apple, and grapefruit. On the palate, bright flavors of Meyer lemon, Asian pear, and white peach give way to subtle hints of quince and apple pie. The refreshing acidity leaves a mouthwatering finish that invites another sip. – Ryan Hodgins, Winemaker

Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Anderson Valley
Bottling Date
August 1, 2016
Alcohol %
13.8
Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
This Chardonnay is a blend of numerous Heritage clones and Dijon selections. Sources include our estate Savoy Vineyard, long recognized as a benchmark vineyard in Anderson Valley, and the vaunted Ferrington Vineyard.
Production Notes
The fruit was first harvested between August 20th and September 18th at an average of 22.4° Brix, then whole cluster pressed to tank, and finally settled for 24 hours. Fermentation occurred in neutral French oak barrels, and very limited malolactic fermentation was permitted. The wine was aged sur lie, without stirring, for nine months.
Winemaker Notes
The signature of our Anderson Valley Chardonnay is its bright fruit and fresh flavors that are on full display due to the absence of new oak or malolactic fermentation. The nose is rich with aromas of green melon, Granny Smith apple, and grapefruit. On the palate, bright flavors of Meyer lemon, Asian pear, and white peach give way to subtle hints of quince and apple pie. The refreshing acidity leaves a mouthwatering finish that invites another sip. – Ryan Hodgins, Winemaker
Production
1,672 cases