Scherrer Vineyard, 2003

$ 110.00

This is a rich and complex expression of Chardonnay from the Scherrer Vineyard. The grapes were whole-cluster pressed to French oak cooperage, where primary and malolactic fermentation occurred. All of these elements were allowed to integrate during its more than yearlong residence in wood. It was bottled without fining or filtration to respect both its delicacy and its more substantial qualities.

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Winemaker's Notes

For the first time, I bottled this late, after the following vintage. I am extremely happy with the complexity and balance of this wine. Flavors like lime and apple pie à la mode, it is rich and round with a mouth-watering lift at the end. These Chardonnays age quite well. The 1997 is just beyond its peak, but the 1998 is right on, which the 2000 is entering. 2001 is still on its way up. To borrow another hackneyed phrase, ‘patience is a virtue.’






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