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2017 Skycrest

Chardonnay
Anderson Valley
$50.00
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750 ml

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  • About This Wine
  • Vintage Notes
  • Vineyard Notes
  • Wine Profile
  • Technical Details

Situated at 2200' above the town of Boonville, and planted to numerous clonal selections; this Chardonnay has bright acid an aromatic quality of lemon with Golden Delicious apples.

Vintage Notes: 

The 2017 vintage began with significant rainfall prior to bloom, refilling the state’s reservoirs and ending California’s five-year drought. We saw a sudden spike in temperatures just prior to harvest, leading fruit to ripen quicker than anticipated. This sped up our harvest schedule, but due to our team’s vigilance, the fruit was still able to be picked at optimal ripeness. Temperatures then cooled back down by mid-September, allowing the remaining vineyards to complete ripening at an ideal pace. The rest of harvest was finished as planned, with yields coming in at their typical levels.

Vineyard Notes: 

The Skycrest vineyard is planted on the eastern slopes of Anderson Valley outside the small town of Booneville. Planted at a staggering 2100 feet above sea level, this vineyard looks down on the rolling fog cover that blankets the valley below. The steep hillside with a southwest aspect allows this vineyard to receive the warmer afternoon sun exposure during the growing season. The high altitude, however, provides a thinner, cooler atmosphere that allows the fruit to enjoy a long hangtime and retain its acids

Wine Profile: 

Aromas:: Lemon blossom, limestone, spring pea

Palate: Medium weight on the palate. Meyer lemon, Granny Smith apple, mineral.

Vintage Notes: 

The 2017 vintage began with significant rainfall prior to bloom, refilling the state’s reservoirs and ending California’s five-year drought. We saw a sudden spike in temperatures just prior to harvest, leading fruit to ripen quicker than anticipated. This sped up our harvest schedule, but due to our team’s vigilance, the fruit was still able to be picked at optimal ripeness. Temperatures then cooled back down by mid-September, allowing the remaining vineyards to complete ripening at an ideal pace. The rest of harvest was finished as planned, with yields coming in at their typical levels.

Vineyard Notes: 

The Skycrest vineyard is planted on the eastern slopes of Anderson Valley outside the small town of Booneville. Planted at a staggering 2100 feet above sea level, this vineyard looks down on the rolling fog cover that blankets the valley below. The steep hillside with a southwest aspect allows this vineyard to receive the warmer afternoon sun exposure during the growing season. The high altitude, however, provides a thinner, cooler atmosphere that allows the fruit to enjoy a long hangtime and retain its acids

Wine Profile: 

Aromas:: Lemon blossom, limestone, spring pea

Palate: Medium weight on the palate. Meyer lemon, Granny Smith apple, mineral.

Wine Specs
Vintage: 
2017
Vineyard Designation: 
Skycrest Vineyard
Fermentation/Barrel Aging: 
100% barrel fermented; 100% malolactic completion; 12 months; 100% neutral French oak
Alcohol: 
12.8%

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