Scherrer Vineyard, 2013

$ 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

I can’t decide which vintage I prefer for this wine: 2012 or 2013. As mentioned earlier, they appear to be much like carbon copies [who remembers those?]. There’s a nice balance of perky citrus notes and apples, complicated toasty, nutty notes and a long, graceful mouth-watering finish. If pushed to differentiate, I would have to say this site presents itself with a tiny bit more of a minerally side and a slightly less ‘fruity’ note than 2012. People are often very surprised to find that this is not a coastal or Russian River Valley vineyard because of its bright acidity. After nearly 20 years of working with this site, I just simply find it typical of this fortunate location.






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  1. Judi Scherrer

    VinousFebruary 2016

    The 2013 Chardonnay Scherrer Vineyard is pretty, soft and nuanced throughout. Yellow orchard fruit, spice, pear and vanilla are laced together in a creamy yet understated wine endowed with grace and lovely overall balance. 90 Points. Antonio Galloni

  2. Judi Scherrer

    California GrapevineJuly 2016

    Medium-light golden yellow color; attractive, baked apple aroma with tropical and buttery notes; medium-full body; fleshy, citrus and apple flavors with firm acidity and a slight creaminess in the mouthfeel; lingering aftertaste. Very highly recommended. My Score: 91 Nick Ponomareff

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