2016 CHARDONNAYWine Match Special Selection

100% Chardonnay
Hook & Ladder Winery

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WINE DETAILS
retail price: $22.00
club price: n/a
available:Yes
cases:2976
formats: 750mL ,1.5L
released:Jul 2, 2018
date profiled:Aug 20, 2018
region:Northern California
AVA:Russian River Valley
vineyards:Various
estate fruit:Yes
single vineyard: No
brix at harvest:24.0°
alcohol:14.2%
fined:Yes
filtered:Yes
oak type:75% French  
oak barrels:20% New  
oak aging: 8 Months  
 
varietal%AVAclone
chardonnay 100% Russian River Valley
 
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Winemaker Jason De Loach Notes
Despite going into the 5th year of drought, 2016 was another fantastic growing year in the Russian River Valley. Yields were larger than that of 2015 while a slightly cooler August allowed the clusters to mature more slowly and evenly than that vintage, providing great flavor and color development. Our Chardonnay grapes are crushed , de-stemmed and pressed immediately. The juice is then fermented in French oak barrels. The wine goes through a malolactic fermentation that naturally creates a light buttery flavor and softens the mouth feel. While on its lees the wine is hand stirred in barrel once a month, and topped twice a month for eight months. This process develops additional complexity of flavors and aromas in the wine. Our 2016 Ch ...more... ardonnay displays a light pale straw color. The aroma has ripe pear and pineapple notes. As you hold this lovely wine in your mouth you get a bit of preserved lemon and apple that melts into a toasted coconut richness. This wine is very versatile when it comes to pairing it with food. It does not overpower but complements seafood especially. Scallops in a lemon Beurre Blanc sauce brings out the best of both the wine and the food.
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