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2018 Vintage - Winter brought much-needed and abundant rains, followed by mild temperatures in spring and early summer. Bud break and flowering occurred a bit late, but under ideal weather conditions, creating plentiful and even fruit set. Summer brought generous sun during the day and cool nights uninterrupted by major heat spikes. The mild summer was followed by extended fall sunshine and moderate heat creating near-ideal conditions for fruit to develop flavor complexity with gradual increases in sugar.
The 2018 Chardonnay is the 5th release of our Estate Chardonnay, and we are delighted with the results.
Meyer lemon, nectarine, flowers, pastry, and sweet spice all meld into a big wine that’s light on its feet. The 2018 Chard performs a balancing act of power with grace; the weight and depth are encapsulated with bright acidity. Perfect for fish, mild cheeses, lobster potpies if you’re feeling fancy, or just on the porch with your loved ones.
Harvest September 10th, 2018
100% TVH Oakville Estate Chardonnay
Block 4 - Robert Young clone
pH 3.29 / TA .71
Bladder pressed and barrel fermented
12 months in French oak
(40% new oak 60% second pass)
100 cases produced