2016 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:868
formats: 750mL
released:May 1, 2018
date profiled:Nov 20, 2018
region:Northern California
AVA:Oak Knoll District
vineyards:Estate, Trefethen
estate fruit:No
single vineyard: No
brix at harvest:Blended
alcohol:14.5%
fined:No
filtered:Yes
oak type:100% French  
oak barrels:22% New  
oak aging: 10 Months  
 
varietal%AVAclone
chardonnay 100% Oak Knoll District
 
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Winemaker Brian Mox Notes
Growing Season: The 2016 vintage started out like the 2015 vintage with a mild February leading to an earlier bud break of early March. May, June and July were consistently warm and pleasant leading to expectations of another early harvest. With a lack of extreme heat spikes in August and September, and moderate temperatures, we were able to let the fruit hang and gradually ripen. The Chardonnay grapes attained a wonderful balance of flavors and acidity. Harvest Date: Estate Bon Passe September 10th and Trefethen Vineyard September 26th Varietal: 100% Chardonnay - 54% Estate Bon Passe Vineyard – 46% Trefethen Vineyard Barrel Aging: 10 months in Oak – 22% new: 100% French Winemaking: 100% Barrel fermented with native yeast. The wi ...more... ne 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 2016 Chardonnay offers aromas of stone fruit (white peach), pear, brioche, vanilla, créme brulée, and hints of lemon zest. The rich yet balanced palate presents ripe pear, lemon curd, vanilla cream and Crenshaw melon. Medium body, lush and viscous on the entry leading to crisper, clean citrus fruits through the mid palate and a lively fresh finish. Enjoy!
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