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2018 Two Sisters Courtney's Vineyard Reserve Chardonnay, Sta Rita Hills

2018 Two Sisters Courtney's Vineyard Reserve Chardonnay, Sta Rita Hills

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SKU: 107235

Our 2018 Courtney’s Vineyard Reserve Chardonnay is a rich and decadent wine with aromas of toasted graham cracker and fresh honeysuckle flower that lead to a perfectly balanced palate.


Flavors of vanilla wafer and buttered toffee are complemented by high-acid lemon characters making this wine a beautiful match for a variety of fresh cuisine.

Winemaker Notes

Flavors of vanilla wafer and buttered toffee are complemented by high-acid lemon characters making this wine a beautiful match for a variety of fresh cuisine.

Composition

100% Chardonnay

Wine Specs

Vintage
2018
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Sta. Rita Hills
Vineyard Designation
Courtney's Vineyard
Acid
6.67 g/L
pH
3.44
Aging
16 months in 100% new French oak barrels
Bottling Date
May 5, 2020
Alcohol %
14.1

Production Notes

This Reserve Chardonnay was hand harvested in the cool morning hours to preserve flavor and aromatics. This wine features some of our favorite clones: the Wente, Mt. Eden and 4. The juice was barrel fermented and aged for 16 months in 100% new French oak barrels. To add richness and complexity to the wine, we stirred the lees every two weeks. It was then bottled in May of 2020.

Vineyard Notes

The 2018 growing season can be summed up with the catchphrase, “worth the wait.” A somewhat turbulent start to the growing season led to mild, consistent weather that allowed the grapes to retain their acid level and flavors to mature at a slow and steady pace. This combined with low disease pressure set the stage for tremendous fruit quality and great winemaking. We started picking grapes three weeks later than average, and the rich, in-depth flavor profiles rendered were well worth the wait.