2016 Barrel Fermented Chardonnay
Item No. ETWCH16  •  Special Order

2016 Barrel Fermented Chardonnay
2016 Barrel Fermented Chardonnay

Lemon curd, stone fruit, Golden Delicious apple and flint nuances. The medium to full body has a creamy texture and bright acidity to support ripe fruit structure.

$40.00club price: $36.00
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The 2016 Chardonnay was barrel fermented, with some minimal lees stirring to create
richness and complexity. Only a partial secondary malolactic fermentation was allowed
to preserve the crisp acidity freshness. The intent was to make a rich yet understated
Chardonnay that reflects the clonal selection (70% Robert Young + 30% Clone 4), soils
(clay loam), and region (Alexander Valley).The color is bright, clear, medium-gold.

Lemon curd, stone fruits, apples and flint nuances. The medium to full body has a creamy texture and bright acidity to support ripe fruit flavors of Golden Delicious apples, candied lemon
peel and crème brulée. The lingering finish echoes the flavors, ending with bright citrus,
brioche and toasted hazelnut notes. This Chardonnay is to enjoy now and over the
next 3 – 5 years.