2009 NO OAK CHARDONNAY

100% Chardonnay
Tolosa Winery

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WINE DETAILS
retail price: $19.00
club price: $15.20
available:None
cases:not available
formats: 750mL
released:Jun 6, 2011
date profiled:Jun 8, 2011
region:Central Coast
AVA:Edna Valley
vineyards:Tolosa Vineyards, Edna Ra ... Tolosa Vineyards, Edna Ranch
estate fruit:Yes
single vineyard: No
brix at harvest:23.9°
alcohol:14.1%
fined:Yes
filtered:Yes
oak type:Unoaked 
oak barrels:Not Applicable  
 
 
varietal%AVAclone
chardonnay 100%
 
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Winemaker Larry Brooks Notes
In our No Oak Chardonnay we have very few tools for effecting flavor compared to our barrel fermented Chardonnay. In some ways even though the winemaking method is simpler for the No Oak, it is more difficult to achieve the highest quality outcome. We have found that harvesting the fruit at night when it is cold and then pressing it very gently and minimizing juice yield per ton is the path to the best white wines. The wines are fermented in stainless tanks using yeast strains selected both for perfume and silkiness on the palate. It is our desire that this wine have a similar weight and richness as our barrel fermented wines, but without the oak character. Aromas are fruity with tropical notes of pineapple and guava as well as a ripe Asian ...more... pear. Flavors in the mouth follow and it is fresh without any drying harshness. The mid palate is full and the wine has surprising finish length for its category. There are high levels of minerality and grain.
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