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BREA CHARDONNAY

2020 CENTRAL COAST CHARDONNAY

VARIETAL: Chardonnay

VINEYARDS: Eden Rift & Kevin Olson Vineyards

LOCATION: Central Coast

ALCOHOL: 12%
TOTAL PRODUCTION: 1,509 Cases

 

We picked the fruit at 20.5 brix to capture a nice balance of acidity and fruit. The grapes
went direct to press and the juice was barrel fermented using only native yeasts.  The wine
aged in neutral French Oak barrels for 8 months and went through full malolactic fermentation. Since we allow the wine to go through full malolactic fermentation, we pick early so it can maintain its natural acidity..

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2016 LA ESTANCIA CHARDONNAY

VARIETAL: 100% Chardonnay

VINEYARDS: La Estancia Vineyard

LOCATION: Santa Lucia Highlands

ALCOHOL: 13%
TOTAL PRODUCTION: 251 Cases

 

In the cellar we used only native yeast fermentation.  The Chardonnay was fermented in 1-2 year Austrian Oak barrels to allow the wine to breath and gain texture, then aged in said barrels for 16 months.  SO2 was only used once about a month prior to bottling to help the wine retain a sense of freshness and acidity.  The wine did go through partial malolactic fermentation.

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