TANK'D Unoaked Chardonnay
  • price: 25
  • year: 2013
  • alcohol: 14.1
  • blend: 100% Chardonnay

2013 TANK’D Chardonnay – Split Rail Vineyard

Price: $25.00

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Every year we like to hold back a small amount of our Split Rail Chardonnay and ferment/age it in stainless steel, in an effort to showcase the true nature of mountainous Split Rail Vineyard’s minerality and floral/tropical aromas. The 2013 incarnation features hi-toned citrus, pineapple and bright acidity, with subtle savory notes from the vineyard’s signature stony minerality.  Think brie and apples.

Winemaker Notes:

Extremely aromatic and food-friendly.  Try it with Fuji apples & brie. Should age very gracefully. Serve chilled.

  • Hand harvested 9/16/2013 at 25º brix.
  • Destemmed and pressed to a 1000L stainless tank.
  • Native fermentation to 20º brix, then inoculated with CY3079.
  • Sur lie aged in tank.
  • Racked once at bottling, then filtered for clarity.
  • 60% malolactic fermentation.
  • TA 7.2 g/L, pH 3.27.
  • 14.1% ABV.
  • Bottled June 1, 2014.
  • $25/bottle.

About the Vineyard

Split Rail vineyard lies on a mountaintop at 1700’ above the Monterey Bay in Corralitos, CA. Ocean breezes cool the vineyard at night, resulting in a very long growing season. The resulting wines are aromatic in the extreme, with clear minerality from the vineyard’s sandstone & limestone soils.

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