2019 Chardonnay, Lester Family Vineyard

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.

Winemaker Notes:
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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SKU: 2019-C-LFV
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