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Chardonnay, Heron '17, Mendocino, California


Winemaker Notes: VINEYARDS: The vineyard sourcing comes exclusively from a special, sustainable vineyard in Potter Valley, Mendocino County where the vines crop only 4-5 tons per acre. This results in a wine that is varietally expressive, with or without food. This vibrant, flint colored Chardonnay illustrates its unoaked composition in appearance as well as profile. The aromas of the wine display ripe citrus and tropical notes such as guava and passion fruit. There is subtle clove spice underneath which is expressed as varietal with a key lime scent. The palate is a mouthful of fruit from apricot to Fuji apple, to dried pineapple & ripe casaba melon. The finish furnishes a lovely, silky honey texture adding to the ripe apple, which together coats the palate elegantly. VINE AGE: Average 15 year-old vines YIELDS/ACRE: 5 tons per acre WINEMAKING DETAILS: The wine was vinified separately in stainless steel fermenters and finished with no Malo Lactic. The grapes were picked at 23 Brix, as we like a balanced Chardonnay with the focus on fruit and natural acidity. This wine did not see any oak during its fermentation or maturation.

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