2009 Chardonnay Ben Lomond
Ben Lomond Mountain
October 12th, 2009
Neutral American oak
May 1st, 2012
In the glass: Floral and aromatic with notes of warm yellow apple, ripe granny smith green apple, lemon, lime, acacia flower and gardenia. In the mouth: Apple, peach, pear, lemon, lime and white florals that are complimented with vanilla, pineapple, caramel and finish with rich baking spices. The finish: Smooth and soft reveling the acidity that balances this wine perfectly.
The Vines: This vinatage is a combination of Bald Mountain Vineyard and Meyley Vineyard. Bald Mountain is clone 4 on sandy soil while Meyley is clone 17 on Loam and CLay. These two vineyards blend together beautifully. Bald lends the crispness, while Meyley adds the weight to the pallet.
The fruit was whole cluster pressed and settled in a stainless steel tank over night. It was then moved to new American Oak where it fermented with native yeasts for 23 days. The wine stayed aging on the lees for 32 months before bottling.