2016 Chardonnay, Perli Vineyard

2016 Chardonnay, Perli Vineyard

Our newest Chard vineyard planted at 2200' on the side of a Mountain

Mendocino Ridge


750 mL $40

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This is mountain fruit grown a few miles from the Pacific, among the majestic Redwoods and wildlife in the Potato Patch Block at the remote Perli Vineyards. Steve Alden meticulously farms this new project in soils that contain more rock than dirt and heart thumping slopes of 60+%. The resulting wine boasts an energy and backbone worthy of vines that see as many bears as humans.

Tasting Note: Juicy green apple, a squeeze of Meyer lemon, and a saltiness that we can’t quite place except to describe that tension in the air on a foggy coastal day. The glass evolves with eye opening acidity, and citrus profiles of lemon zest, and buddhas hand. The savory identity is balanced well with tart kumquat flavors and orange zest, with just a touch of crunchy honeydew.

  • Appellation: Mendocino Ridge
  • Vineyard: Perli
  • Varietal: Chardonnay
  • Clone: Dijon 76 & Robert Young
  • Age: Planted 1991 and grafted 2014
  • Elevation: 2200 ft.
  • Soil: Clay loam over sandstone bedrock
  • Harvested: September 12, 2016
  • Pressed: September 12, 2016
  • Fermentation: Wild yeasts & bacteria
  • Barrel aging: 10 months in once used French oak barrels
  • Bottled: July 28, 2017
  • Production: 177 cases
  • Release date: March 2018

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