2009 Stony Hill Chardonnay

$42.00 / each
Quantity:  
$453.60 / Case

Our 2009 vintage is a perfect example of the winemaker’s art. Mike Chelini has been crafting Chardonnay at Stony Hill for thirty-nine years, always bringing out the essential characteristics of our hillside grown grapes. The aromas of green apples and citrus that greet you are unmistakable. As the wine opens up, the fresh fruit on your tongue is joined by the flinty, earthy quality that the vines drink up from our stony soils and impart to the grapes themselves. As time goes by these flavors will meld and mellow into an elegant, integrated whole. The mouth feel is vibrant followed by a lingering fruit-filled aftertaste. Our 2009 Chardonnay will age naturally in the bottle over a period of ten or more years from a fresh, clean fruity wine to one of remarkable richness and depth.

Tech Details

Farming: Dry Farmed Age of Vines: 18-26 years
Appellation: Napa Valley Varietal: Chardonnay
Grapes: 100% grown, produced and bottled at Stony Hill Vineyard Harvest Date: September 4 - September 14
Fermentation Time: 2 weeks in 5-25-year-old barrels Fermentation Temp: 60 degrees
Aging Time: 10 months in old French Oak Filtering: Filtered to remove yeast and inhibit malolactic fermentation
Bottling Date: June 4, 2010 Total Acidity: .65
Residual Sugar: Dry Alcohol: 13%
pH: 3.44 Aging Potential: 5 years +
Production: 2,500 Release Date: September 2011
Price at Winery: $42.00/bottle  

 
2009 Stony Hill Chardonnay