2014 Ideology Blondie Chardonnay Napa Valley California

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2014 Ideology Blondie Chardonnay Napa Valley California

Appellation: Napa Valley
Varietals: 100% Chardonnay
Fermentation: small hint of malolactic fermentation
Aging: six months in 95% stainless steel & 5% neutral French oak
Winemaker: Julie Lumgair
Alcohol: 14.4 %

Winemaking – Nestled in the hills just south of Napa, the Blondie grapes were
one of the last Chardonnay vineyards in Napa Valley to be picked in 2014.
The Suscol Creek Vineyards were hand harvested on 9/26/14 at night and
carefully sorted in the morning. The whole clusters were gently pressed to
release the delicate juice without picking up any hint of astringency from the
skins or stems. The juice was fermented slowly, at cool temperatures to retain
fresh, fruity flavors. A tiny portion of the wine went through malolactic
fermentation, adding depth, creamy complexity and building a voluptuous
middle body. Stirred on the lees, Blondie took her time, mellowing just a bit –
not too much - while gaining finesse and developing a satisfying, lengthy finish
with six months in stainless steel tanks

Tasting –The color or vibrant pale straw, the nose is greeted with aromas of
Meyer lemon, white peaches and stone fruit. The first sip sends you to the
islands with tropical notes of pineapple and citrus finishing with a touch of
honey. A summer sipper for sure, this wine will complement a variety of
dishes!

SRP: $18.95 Bottle / $227.40 Case 

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