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2016 FEL Chardonnay Anderson Valley

2016 FEL Chardonnay Anderson Valley
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Fresh aromatics of lemon zest, pineapple, and verbena leap from the glass of this pure expression of cool climate Chardonnay. Unencumbered by new oak and malolactic, this refreshingly bright wine focuses on the clean fruit flavors so often lost in more heavy-handed styles of Chardonnay. Flavors of quince, white nectarine, and Lisbon lemon fill the palate and crisp mouthwatering acidity punctuates the finish. 

Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Anderson Valley
Bottling Date
July 18 2017
Alcohol %
13.9
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 25th and September 14th at an average of 22.5° 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
Fresh aromatics of lemon zest, pineapple, and verbena leap from the glass of this pure expression of cool climate Chardonnay. Unencumbered by new oak and malolactic, this refreshingly bright wine focuses on the clean fruit flavors so often lost in more heavy-handed styles of Chardonnay. Flavors of quince, white nectarine, and Lisbon lemon fill the palate and crisp mouthwatering acidity punctuates the finish.
Production
2,978 cases