2016 Mirabelle Vineyard Chardonnay

Mirabelle Vineyard

Sonoma Coast

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SKU: 09602.16
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With only 2 barrels produced, this limited release from the beautiful Mirabelle vineyard in the heart of the Ruussian River Valley nuanced, rich and balanced Chardonnay has vivid citrus notes.

  • Tasting Notes
    The Mirabelle Vineyard Chardonnay has a beautiful lemon-lime citrus nose, with layered oak aromas that add nuance and richness. The vivid citrus notes are echoed on the palate, which strikes a lovely balance between lushness and acid-driven nerve. This is a wine that invites one sip after another!
  • Wine Origin
    Mirabelle is a beautiful vineyard located along Wohler Road in the heart of the Russian River Valley. It is planted on the valley floor where dense fog frequently settles, keeping the ripening progress slow and steady. The site’s fertile soils lead to healthy vines that produce classic Russian River Valley Chardonnay aromas and flavors.
  • Production Notes
    The 2016 vintage was consistent and produced stunning Chardonnay. The vineyard is cordon pruned and planted to Clone 95 Chardonnay. This clone produces small clusters and small berries, which contribute to this wine’s pure, concentrated flavors and aromas. To ensure that the fruit was delivered to the winery cool and in pristine condition, the grapes were harvested by hand the night of September 15th, 2016.
  • Winemaker Notes
    The harvested grapes were put directly as whole clusters into our tank press. A gentle press cycle was used to keep the tannin and bitterness out of the juice. The juice was cold settled for 48 hours and racked to barrel for fermentation. The wine was aged in 50% new, and 50% one-year old French oak. The wine was bottled on August 15th, 2017.