Lester Family Vineyard is situated at 500’ elevation in Corralitos’ Pleasant Valley, just 4 miles from the ocean. The fog-influenced climate of the valley lends itself to wines that showcase a richer, rounder fruit profile and a sought-after mineral component that is the signature of a cool-climate wine.
Lester Family Vineyard is planted to 1 acre of Robert Young clone chardonnay. This clone is known for a viscosity and richness that is quite distinctive and readily apparent in the glass. Aromas of plumeria and jasmine up front, with a touch of tropical fruit backed by pronounced minerality. The palate is expansive and detailed. This wine should develop quite well over the next 4-7 years.
- Hand harvested at October 16th at 22.1º brix.
- Pressed 50% whole cluster.
- Aged on the lees 10 months in French oak, 20% new.
- 100% malolactic fermentation.
- Coopers: DAMY, Montgillard, TN Coopers.
- Yeast: D47, CY3079. pH 3.42.
- Alcohol 13.4%.
- 6 barrels produced.
Pressed 50% whole cluster and 50% destemmed to tank and chilled to 40ºF for 2 days to clarify the juice. Racked to 2 tanks and fermented with a mix of white burgundy yeasts. Barreled down with the lees at 3º brix and slowly finished in barrel. Aged sur lie, with batonnage every 2 weeks until January. Sur lie aging continued until June, when the wine was racked and crossflow filtered for bottling.
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