2019 Chalk Hill Wright Creek Chardonnay, Chalk Hill AVA
Our 2019 Wright Creek Chardonnay presents aromas of vanilla, roasted peach and pear with a hint of spice and baked bread. A luxurious mouth-feel fills the palate with layered flavors of toasty hazelnut and perfectly ripe apple that linger on the long finish.
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. 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 the characteristics of that vineyard.
October 10, 2019
13 months in 100% French Oak, 73% New
100% Malolactic Fermentation with Bi-weekly Bâtonnage