2017
Estate Vineyard

Chardonnay
Description

Our Old Wente Clone, Montrachet Clone and Clone 809 vineyard blocks provided the fruit for this wine. After whole cluster pressing, the juice underwent native yeast fermentation and lees stirring for 10 months. Extending the barrel aging time in French oak, 35% new, to 16 months increased the complexity and rich depth while still retaining the delicate fruit components of this elegant Chardonnay before bottling unfiltered.

Tasting Notes
Aroma: 

Our 2017 Estate Chardonnay opens with seductive aromas of tangerine, orange blossom and baked apple crisp with a touch of honeysuckle. 

Palate: 

Full, rich flavors of Asian pear, mandarin orange and nutmeg spread across the palate. This is a full-bodied Chardonnay with a silky mouthfeel and bright acidity.

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

On February 3, 2010, Demeter USA, the only certification agent for Biodynamic® farms in the United States, certified the 17-acre estate vineyard and garden at DeLoach Vineyards, fully compliant with their standards for Demeter Biodynamic status. As one of less than 100 wineries or vineyards in the U.S. with Demeter certified Biodynamic estate vineyards, DeLoach is among an elite group of sustainable wine grape growers committed to farming in parallel with the Earth’s natural cycles.

Tech Notes
  • Appellation: Russian River Valley
  • Harvest Date: September 2, 2017
  • Alcohol: 15%
  • pH: 3.40
  • Titratable Acidity:  5.3g/L
  • Ageing:
    • ​100% French oak
    • 35% New
  • Months in Barrel: 16
  • Cases Produced: 257
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Rich Fish Dishes, Seared Scallops w/Leeks and Ginger
Cheese & Nuts:
Medium cheeses. Goat cheese
Sauces:
Cream Sauce; Pesto Sauce
SKU:
DCHE1736M
$58