Unorthodox Chardonnay 2017
Released: May 2018
Bouquet: Apricot and peach supported by white blossoms and spice.
Palate: Bright floral and spice notes with fresh citrus carry to a vibrant finish.
Food Pairings: Cream-based seafood or chicken pastas.
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The 2017 vintage got off to a slower start with
cool days and a lot of precipitation leading to flood conditions throughout the
Valley. Bud break started around 14 days later than either 2015 or 2016, but
only a couple of days off of the average of the last 15 years. Once the weather
turned we were in for months of hot, dry conditions and the vineyards had no
problem catching up, hitting all of the key developmental stages as expected.
Our estate grown Chardonnay Musque was harvested on September 27. The fruit was destemmed and left on the skins for a three hour cold soak before being drained and pressed to a stainless steel tank for a long, cool fermentation. The cellar team worked hard to preserve the fresh, vibrant character of the wine from grape all the way into the bottle.