2013 Improbable Chardonnay

2013 Chardonnay


El Dorado

El Dorado is not where we expected to find Chardonnay to our liking but when Ron (Mansfield) offered us 36 year old Wente clone, un-grafted Chardonnay we could not resist. Such an “improbable” place to find our style of Chardonnay (minerality, acidity)! What fun to be so wrong and this wine will shine this summer as the temperatures heat up.

  • Appellation: El Dorado
  • Vineyard: Cloud
  • Varietal: un-grafted Chardonnay
  • Clone: Unknown
  • Age: 30+ years
  • Elevation: 2,600 feet
  • Soil: Decomposed granite, red clay and loam
  • Yield: 2-3 tons/acre
  • Harvested: August 10
  • Pressed: August 10
  • Blend: 100% Chardonnay
  • Fermentation: Wild yeast, neutral oak
  • Barrel aging: 9 months in neutral FO barrels
  • Bottled: Unfiltered on May 24, 2014
  • Production: 300 cases
  • Release date: Summer 2014

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