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2018 Chalone Vineyard Hidden Barel Estate Cuveé, Chalone AVA

2018 Chalone Vineyard Hidden Barel Estate Cuveé, Chalone AVA

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SKU: 080821

Our 2018 Hidden Barrel Cuveé is a blend of 50% Grenache and 50% Syrah from our estate vineyard. It offers aromas and flavors of anise, blackberry and plum with an earthy undetone of wet rock and graphite.

Our 2018 Hidden Barrel Cuveé is a blend of 50% Grenache and 50% Syrah from our estate vineyard. It offers aromas and flavors of anise, blackberry and plum with an earthy undetone of wet rock and graphite.

Winemaker 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.

Composition

50% Grenache, 50% Syrah

Wine Specs

Vintage
2018
Varietal
Red Blends
Appellation
Chalone AVA
Acid
6.4 g/L
pH
3.66
Aging
14 months in French oak, 33% new
Residual Sugar
0.46 g/L
Alcohol %
15.00

Vineyard Notes

Chalone estate vineyard is planted between 1,650 and 1,800 feet of elevation, on top of the Gavilan Mountains on the eastern side of the Salinas Valley. We hand harvested the Grenache from the Strip block of the Chalone vineyard and the Syrah from our 18 acre parcel which is divided divided into three sections: Tower, Strip and Macwood, where the vines are grafted to three different Syrah clones for flavor complexity.

Production

213 Cases Produced