Scherrer Vineyard, 2005

$ 60.00$ 130.00

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

After 17 months in barrel, this wine soaked up all the good stuff imaginable from the yeast lees, giving it a well-stuffed initial impression. Typical of our Chardonnays, I expect great development in bottle over the next few years. However, it is quite impressive at this point, even if not yet perfectly aged. There are minerally tones that play tag with the floral and toasty nuances on the initial aromas. Once in the mouth, it transforms into a star fruit-infused crème brulée finish with enough acidity and mineral-feel to keep things very interesting






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  1. Judi Scherrer

    The Wine AdvocateDecember 2007

    The outstanding 2005 Chardonnay Scherrer Vineyard, has that wonderful floral, white currant nose intermixed with crushed rocks, a touch of brioche (or is it creme brulee?) with notes of honeysuckle and citrus oil. Beautiful acidity and crispness with little evidence of any oak make for an impressive style of Chardonnay to drink over the next 5-6 years. Fred Scherrer, longtime veteran who apprenticed for nearly a decade at Dehlinger, has been making wine from his family vineyard since 1991. Since leaving Dehlinger in the late 1990’s, he has been concentrating on building his own portfolio of artisanally-made wines. 91 points. Robert Parker

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