2008 CHARDONNAY

100% Chardonnay
Paraiso Vineyards

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WINE DETAILS
retail price: $18.00
club price: n/a
available:Yes
cases:3750
formats: 750mL
released:Oct 15, 2010
date profiled:Jan 27, 2011
region:Central Coast
AVA:Santa Lucia Highlands
vineyards:Paraiso Vineyards
estate fruit:Yes
single vineyard: No
brix at harvest:22.5°
alcohol:14.2%
fined:No
filtered:Yes
oak type:100% French  
oak barrels:25% New  
oak aging: 10 Months  
 
varietal%AVAclone
chardonnay 100%
 
ships to: AK CA CO FL GA HI IA KS MI MN MO NV NH NM NY NC OH OR TX VA WA WI
 
Winemaker David Fleming Notes
The 2008 estate Chardonnay represents our first vintage of Chardonnay made exclusively of Dijon clones. Planted in 2002 on our estate vineyard in the Santa Lucia Highlands, these vines are maturing just as we had hoped, giving us exemplary Chardonnay wine grapes. A full 85% of this wine went through malolactic fermentation, providing a rich, creamy mouth feel. This portion was fermented in 20% new and 80% one-to-three year-old French oak barrels. The other 15% of the wine was fermented in stainless steel, bringing a crisp element to lighten the structure a bit. The finished wine has aromas of orange blossom, lemon custard, vanilla bean and pie crust, with complementary flavors of pineapple and apple pie. It has a creamy texture and the ...more... acid structure balances nicely, making this a great food wine.
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