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Dates: October 4, 2014
Sugar: 23.9 Brix

VINEYARDS
Lafond
Santa Rita Hills

Stainless Steel Fermentation
Aged 'sur lie' 9 months

Total Acid: .72
pH: 3.32
Alcohol: 14.4%
Dry

Bottled: August 4, 201
5

Production: 152 cases

Santa Rita Hills

2014 Chardonnay
Stainless Steel Fermentation

The Sta. Rita Hills of the western Santa Ynez Valley is an area where local geography influences the climate to create conditions extremely well suited for growing world class Chardonnay.

The juice from these grapes is fermented in Stainless steel tanks to better capture the flavor and aroma of the grape. After fermentation the wine is allowed to sit on it 'lies'.

'Sur lie' lets the fermented wine 'sit' over the sediment created by fermentation. The the tank is stirred frequently to better absorb the flavors of the 'lies' (pronounced 'lees').

The resulting wine has aromatic and flavor intensity complementing the rich character of this Santa Rita Hills Chardonnay.

Winemaker's comments: Produced from our oldest and best block of Wente Clone Chardonnay. We wanted to showcase the pure expression of the best fruit that we have. Bright, lemony and appley it has a long persistent finish.

Double Gold Medal 2016 Texas Consumer Wine Judging

Suggested retail: 30.00 / 750ml


2014 Chardonnay Stainless Steel 30.00


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