Chardonnay
Scherrer Vineyard, 2016

$ 22.00$ 84.00

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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750 mL $ 40.00 $ 0.00
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1.5 L $ 84.00 $ 0.00
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Winemaker's Notes

Golden colored, lime zest with light custard notes, almost like a lime-infused crème brulée. While rich and textural, it retains a real bright energy and boasts a very long finish. In these days of polarization of stylistic politics, this is a wine one can like without choosing sides of the fence to drink on. This winter, this wine will be a nice respite from heavier fare commonly focused upon. This vintage presents itself a bit more forward than the 2015 at this stage. It still has a lot of lift and energy, but there seems to be more comfortable mid-palate richness that usually comes in a year or so.

Over the past decade I have really gone into a longer than typical barrel aging regime for this wine. It really harmonizes the elements well and allows both the uninoculated alcoholic and the uninoculated malolactic fermentations to complete well before bottling. By stretching out the latter, I feel the barrel, lees and fruit elements are better integrated and harmonized.

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Reviews

  1. Judi Scherrer

    California GrapevineMarch 2019

    Medium-light golden yellow; attractive, fresh cut green apple aroma with notes of citrus and a hint of crème brulée; medium to medium-full body; crisp, nicely balanced, citrus and apple flavors with a light trace of creamy oak in the rich, plush mouthfeel; lingering aftertaste. Very highly recommended. My Score: 17 [90/100] Nick Ponomareff

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