2008 NO OAK CHARDONNAYWine Match Special Selection

100% Chardonnay
Tolosa Winery

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WINE DETAILS
retail price: $19.00
club price: $15.20
available:None
cases:500
formats: 750mL
released:Jan 1, 2011
date profiled:Jun 1, 2011
region:Central Coast
AVA:Edna Valley
vineyards:Edna Ranch
estate fruit:Yes
single vineyard: No
brix at harvest:23.0°
alcohol:14.2%
fined:No
filtered:Yes
oak type:Unoaked 
oak barrels:Not Applicable  
 
 
varietal%AVAclone
chardonnay 100%
 
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Winemaker Larry Brooks Notes
In making all white wine, and particularly in the case of unoaked Chardonnay, it is critically important to be careful in the pressing of the fruit. This first step must be done correctly to assure that the subsequent winemaking succeeds. We use our best efforts to avoid picking up color or harshness from the fruit. We sacrifice quantity of juice in exchange for quality. The wine is fermented in tanks using yeast specially selected to give high levels of fruit perfume. We then age the wine on its fine lees for 6-9 months in tank before bottling. This period of ageing on the yeast lees adds certain silkiness to the middle palate.

Tasting Notes:
There is a greater challenge in making delicious balanced No Oak Chardonnay than an ...more... y of the wines I make here at Tolosa. The wine is clean and fresh. Exposed without oak, this wine has nothing to hide. The aroma is pure fruit. It is so intense that it borders on a floral perfume. The mouth is consistent with the bouquet. It combines liveliness with complexity.
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