2017
Russian River Valley

Chardonnay
Description

The hand-harvested grapes were whole-cluster pressed to stainless steel tanks for overnight settling. The juice was then racked to barrels for fermentation by native yeasts and malolactic conversion proceeded naturally during aging, while the lees-stirring contributed to enhanced mouthfeel. After being aged for 13 months in French oak, 35%new oak, barrels were hand-selected to assemble the final blend before being bottled unfiltered.

Tasting Notes
Aroma: 

This lovely Chardonnay opens with floral aromas of mandarin blossoms, a touch of lemon zest and a hint of green apple. 

Palate: 

Soft flavors of vanilla and crème brûlée greet the palate with notes of nutmeg touch of oak. This medium bodied Chardonnay has well balanced acidity and structure, leaving a long and lingering finish.

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

At DeLoach Vineyards we strive to produce distinctive wines that highlight unique terroirs in a socially and environmentally responsible way, practicing sustainable viticulture and minimally intrusive winemaking techniques. The 2017 vintage of Our Finest Selection Chardonnay is a partnership amongst the best vineyards within the Russian River Valley. The cool, foggy Russian River Valley climate enables our grapes to develop ideal characteristics that contribute to this distinctive 2017 O.F.S. Chardonnay.

Tech Notes
  • Appellation: Russian River Valley
  • Alcohol: 14.5% by volume
  •  pH: 3.41
  • Titratable Acidity:  6.0g/L
  • Aged in Oak: 100%
    • 35 % New oak
  • Origin of Oak: French
  • Months in Barrel: 13
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Moroccan tagine or spiced lamb chops
Cheese & Nuts:
Light Cheddar
Fruits & Vegetables:
Asian pears
SKU:
DCHO173
$35