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2011 Chardonnay Bald Mountain

Bald Mountain

2011 Chardonnay Bald Mountain
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Wine Specs
Ben Lomond Mountain
Vineyard Designation
Bald Mountain Vineyard
Harvest Date
November 8th, 2011
Neutral American Oak
Bottling Date
September 2012
Alcohol %
Wine Enthusiast
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Bright green apple with floral notes on the nose. Balanced acidity, pineapple, cream, honeydew. Finishing with lingering oak, cinnamon, crisp and clean.
Vineyard Notes
Bald Mountain Vineyard, located in Bonny Doon, is owned and farmed by Jim Beauregard. Planted in 1990, the 40 acre vineyard sits at an elevation of 920 to 1050 feet on a southwest facing slope. Monterey Bay marine influences combine with the rare white sandy Zayante soil to produces wines with minerality and striking acidity. Plantings: 33 acres Chardonnay Clone 4. 7 acres Pinot Noir; Pommard, 667, Mt. Eden.
Production Notes
150 cases produced
Winemaker Notes
This vintage was one of the greatest challenges in my winemaking career. We were plagued with the coldest growing season on record since 1954. Additionally, we had a disastrous torrential downpour in late June during bloom that destroyed 80% of our crop. The fruit was whole cluster pressed and settled in a stainless steel tank overnight. It was then moved to matured American Oak where it fermented with native yeasts for 23 days. The wine stayed aging on the lees for 11 months before bottling.

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Ryan Beauregard
(Mar 2, 2013 at 8:33 AM)
One of winemakers top pics. Very Chablis like. Lean and mean. LOVE.

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