September 29-October 1, 2009
30% new French oak barrels
2009 Oliver’s Vineyard Chardonnay
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The 2009 Oliver’s Vineyard Chardonnay exhibits tropical aromas of fresh pineapple, toasted coconut, and lemon zest with light flinty notes. On the palate this medium bodied wine is layered with flavors of citrus, green apple, and mineral leading into a long, slightly creamy finish. This flavorful chardonnay is a perfect complement to mixed seafood dishes like paella or a grilled salmon fillet.
The 2009 year began with a cold winter which led to some frost damage. Bud break was very even and the remainder of the year was marked by mild temperatures and healthy, even vine growth. An intense heat wave occurred in early September causing many grapes to ripen simultaneously. The harvest in the Edna Valley was slightly larger than average and the quality of the fruit was exceptional with concentrated, intense flavors.