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2018 Chalk Hill Estate Chardonnay, Chalk Hill AVA

2018 Chalk Hill Estate Chardonnay, Chalk Hill AVA

92 Points - Wine Advocate
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SKU: 008157

The 2018 Chalk Hill Estate Chardonnay exhibits beguiling aromas of vanilla, orange blossoms, crisp apples and toasted marshmallows with a bit of spice from the barrels. Rich and creamy on the palate with notes of zested lemon oil and pear.

The 2018 Chalk Hill Estate Chardonnay exhibits beguiling aromas of vanilla, orange blossoms, crisp apples and toasted marshmallows with a bit of spice from the barrels. Rich and creamy on the palate with notes of zested lemon oil and pear.

Composition

100% Chardonnay

Wine Specs

Vintage
2018
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Chalk Hill
Harvest Date
September 23 - October 12, 2018
Acid
5.63 g/L
pH
3.53
Aging
100% native yeast fermentation in barrel 100% malolactic fermentation with bi-weekly bâtonnage for 5 months, then monthly
Bottling Date
January 2020
Alcohol %
14.9
Wine Advocate
92

Production Notes

Chardonnay is a winemaker’s grape, molded into its most interesting self by native yeast fermentation and aging in carefully chosen French oak barrels and frequent lees stirring. It is a labor-intensive wine, but the rewards are most certainly worth the hard work and attention.

Vineyard Notes

In the vineyard, focused planting of the ideal clone on each vineyard block, managing yields for optimum ripeness and balance, and the work of a dedicated crew are among the keys to our success.