2013 CHARDONNAY

100% Chardonnay
Blair Estate

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WINE DETAILS
retail price: $45.00
club price: n/a
available:Yes
cases:125
formats: 750mL
released:May 2, 2015
date profiled:Jun 12, 2015
region:Central Coast
AVA:Arroyo Seco
vineyards:Delfina's Vineyard
estate fruit:Yes
single vineyard: Yes
brix at harvest:28.0°
alcohol:14.2%
fined:Yes
filtered:Yes
oak type:100% Fermented in Oak  
oak barrels:100% New  
oak aging: 9 Months  
 
varietal%AVAclone
chardonnay 50% Arroyo Seco 95
chardonnay 50% Arroyo Seco
 
ships to: AK AZ CA CO FL GA ID IL IA LA MA MN MO NV NH NY NC OH OR TX VA WA WY
 
Winemaker Jeffrey Blair Notes
This is the debut release of our Blair Estate “Delfina’s Vineyard” Chardonnay. Only 125 cases were produced from just six barrels from the outstanding 2013 vintage off the estate. Delfina’s Vineyard is the very heart and soul of the Blair Estates’ label. Named after our family matriarch and beloved grandmother, the vineyard sits on the very first property purchased by our grandparents in the 1920s.This hand picked "field blend" consisted of Chardonnay clones 95 and 809. The free run and lightly pressed juice underwent primary fermention with cultured yeasts in new French oak barrels. Malolactic conversion, extended lees stirring, and nine months of aging in the new Francois Frere and Seguin Moreau barrels completed this compl ...more... ex, layered white. As opposed to our lighter, sleaker “Roger Rose Vineyard” Chardonnay, our inauguaral “Delfina’s” is an unapologetically “big” wine. Intense apple, pineapple, and citrus aromas and flavors meld seamlessly with a pretty stream of vanilla, creme brulee, and spice from the new French oak cooperage. Our trademark cool climate acidity keeps the wine in balance, along with a streak of minerality. A perfect match with cream-sauced pastas or roast turkey or chicken.
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