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2013 Inspiration Vineyard Estate Chardonnay Russian River Valley Sonoma County California
Vineyard: Inspiration Vineyards, Estate
Appellation: Russian River Valley
Varietal Blend: Dijon Clone 4 on 5c rootstock
Harvest Date: October 22nd 2013
Brix at Harvest: 24.0°
Total Acid: .71 g/L
Fermentation / Cellaring: Split into two lots, fermentation occurred in temperature controlled stainless steel for three weeks. Once the first racking off yeast & lees occurred, the lots were combined and aged for 14 months in stainless steel. The wine was then lightly filtered before bottling.
Bottled Date: February 10th 2015
Release Date: March 1st 2015
Cases Produced: 242
From our estate vineyard in Santa Rosa, our approach in making our Chardonnay is borrowed from the French in the Chablis region where the wine is produced in stainless steel and allowed to age in order to develop complexity while maintaining balanced acidity and crisp fruit flavors.
Tasting Notes: On the nose, apple blossoms & citrus. On the palate, you’ll discover crisp green apple, pear and melon. Balanced with good acidity, this wine is meant for food and will age for many years.
BRONZE MEDAL WINNER – 2015 SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION
SRP: $25 Bottle / $300 Case