Harvested in October of 2013, the fruit was hand harvested and whole cluster pressed into french oak barrels (50% new: Latour, Remond, DAMY). The wine underwent wild primary and malolactic fermentation, aged for 14 months sur lie with stirring for the first 6 months. The wine was bottled unfined and unfiltered.
2013 Sonoma Coast Old Vine Chardonnay Tasting Notes
The wines opens with aromas of toasted hazelnut, lemon curd and creme brûlée. It continues to unfold in layers of perfume: ginger snap, candied orange, cashew, followed by richly layered fruit hinting at dried apricot, key lime and blood orange. These intense flavors linger in a long rich finish, balancing weight with citrus zing. Enjoy now and over the next few years!