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2018 Chalone Estate Reserve Chardonnay, Chalone AVA

2018 Chalone Estate Reserve Chardonnay, Chalone AVA

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SKU: 080814

A delightful aromatic profile. Scents of pear, lemon verbena and apricot carry through on the palate. A crisp acidity flows to a lemon-zest finish.

Winemaker Notes

Our 2018 Reserve Chardonnay was aged 8 months in 1 year old French oak, developing a delightful aromatic profile. Scents of pear, lemon verbena and apricot carry through on the palate. A crisp acidity flows to a lemon-zest finish.

Composition

100% Chardonnay

Wine Specs

Vintage
2018
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Chalone AVA
Acid
6.3 g/L
pH
3.21
Aging
8 months in 1 year old French oak
Residual Sugar
0.20 g/L
Alcohol %
14.2

Production Notes

The 2018 vintage was highlighted by its moderate growing season and average rainfall, resulting in grapes with extra hang time. Cooperative weather during the flowering stage increased fruit yields and created crisp refreshing wines with wonderfully ripe flavors.

Vineyard Notes

We sourced the Chardonnay from the Reservoir Block located on site at the Chalone Estate Vineyard. This block was purchased and planted in 1999 and is a clone 95 on 110R rootstock. Like the rest of the Chalone vineyard, there are decomposed granite soils that are laced with limestone. The Reservoir Block yields small berries which deliver great flavors, quality and aging potential.
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