Biddle Ranch Vineyard

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2017 Chardonnay

2017 Chardonnay

Bright and lifted on the nose with charming aromatics of hazelnut, lemon curd, white flowers, fresh pineapple and tarragon.  Our clay soils at Biddle Ranch Vineyard offer a richness on the mid-palate while maintaining beautiful balance and poise with vibrant acidity and stony minerality that carry the wine into a long, elegant finish. Notes of candied kumquat, honeycomb, crisp pear and lemon meringue.

Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
This Chardonnay comes from Biddle Ranch Vineyard in the heart of the Edna Valley. Located roughly 5 miles from the Pacific Ocean, we see a cool coastal influence keeping the fruit bright with acidity. Our sunny warm summer days and long growing season allows the sunshine to kiss the fruit just enough to build up complex sugars. This vineyard contains a sandy Loam soil as well as Chert (clay) bringing texture to the wine. The specific block chosen for this wine has a slight slope providing good drainage, allowing for the quality of fruit to develop over the quantity.
Winemaker Notes
Hand harvested and then pressed to tank shortly thereafter for settling 24 hours. The juice is then transferred to another stainless steel tank where fermentation begins. Upon onset of fermentation the juice temperature is dropped and the lot is transferred to barrel to finish alcoholic fermentation. In the spring, secondary fermentation progresses until stylistic decisions are made to arrest fermentation to preserve some malic acid. About 1/3 of our chardonnay production is fermented in concrete vessel for textural complexity and added layers.
375 cases
Wine Specs
Edna Valley
Harvest Date
September 2017
6.5 g/L
Bottling Date
Alcohol %
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