2017 Chalk Hill Chardonnay Wright Creek, Chalk Hill AVA
The 2017 Wright Creek Chardonnay features characteristics and aromas of lemon cream, yellow tangerine, floral jasmine and a subtle minerality. A luxurious mouth-feel fills the palate with rich flavors of lemon meringue, tangerine, buttered croissant, and vanilla. The finish is long, layered and deeply satisfying.
September 22, 2017
15 months, 100% French Oak, 73% new
100% native yeast fermentation in barrel. 100% malolactic fermentation with bi-weekly bâtonnage
Each Chardonnay barrel is unique, from variations in the barrels themselves to the particular native yeast population that ferments the juice in that barrel. When blending our club Chardonnays, we choose the specific barrels that best show off the characteristics of that vineyard.
This Chardonnay is composed of clone 15 and 17 grown in our Wright Creek Estate Vineyard. Clone 15 originated in Prosser, Washington and clone 17, or the “Robert Young” clone, originally came from the Wente Vineyard in the 1960’s.