2015 CHARDONNAYWine Match Special Selection

100% Chardonnay
Darms Lane, LLC

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WINE DETAILS
retail price: $28.00
club price: n/a
available:Yes
cases:994
formats: 750mL
released:Apr 3, 2017
date profiled:Aug 18, 2017
region:Northern California
AVA:Oak Knoll District
vineyards:Estate Bon Passe and Tref ... Estate Bon Passe and Trefethen Vineyard
estate fruit:No
single vineyard: No
brix at harvest:n/a
alcohol:14.5%
fined:No
filtered:Yes
oak type:100% French  
oak barrels:20% New  
oak aging: 10 Months  
 
varietal%AVAclone
chardonnay 100% Oak Knoll District
 
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Winemaker Brian Mox Notes
Growing Season: The 2015 vintage started out about two weeks earlier than normal with Chardonnay bud break in the first weeks of March. Another drier winter in 2014/15 created further concerns regarding the continuing California drought but water reserves were adequate to make it through the growing season. Temperatures were a bit more erratic for much of April and into May, but bloom and fruit set for the Chardonnay proceeded normally resulting in a crop that was just slightly below average. The temperatures were closer to average from June into mid-August. Brief warm spells in mid and late August nicely pushed the Chardonnay to ripeness about a week early with nice ripe fruit flavors and balanced acidity. Harvest Date: Estate Bon Passe ...more... August 27th and Trefethen Vineyard September 14th Varietal: 100% Chardonnay - 65% Estate Bon Passe Vineyard – 35% Trefethen Vineyard Winemaking: 100% Barrel fermented with native yeast. The wine was aged sur lie and the lees were stirred every 2 weeks for the first 7 months of aging. The wine was 100% ML inoculated and completed. Tasting Notes: Refreshing and vibrant, our 2015 Chardonnay offers aromas of stone fruit, fig, brioche with hints of vanilla, lemon curd and orange blossom notes. The rich yet balanced palate presents Asian pear, vanilla cream and melon flavors. Medium body with a balanced creamy texture and long lovely finish that should pair nicely with food especially cream dishes. Enjoy!
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