2011 Stony Hill Chardonnay

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$42.00 / each
$453.60 / case

Winemaker Mike Chelini says he wants people to "taste the vineyard" when they take a sip of Stony Hill Chardonnay.  And sure enough, your first taste of the 2011 vintage is of very young pure Chardonnay fruit with distinctive notes of apple and citrus and a hint of the Spring Mountain soil layered in.  You are also aware of its hallmark crisp acidity, which we think gives the wine structure and the ability to age and develop richness over time.  What we find truly unique about this vintage is the wine's ability to retain its crispness while presenting a slight creaminess on the palate.  We've been amazed that the 2011 vintage, even though from a difficult year with May rain and a cool summer, has proved to be a quintessential Stony Hill Chardonnay.

Tech Details

Farming: Dry Farmed Age of Vines: 19 - 27 years
Appellation: Napa Valley Varietal: Chardonnay
Grapes: 100% grown, produced and bottled at Stony Hill Vineyard Harvest Date: 9/23 - 10/13
Fermentation Time: 2 weeks in 5-25-year-old barrels Fermentation Temp: 60 degrees
Aging Time: 10 months in old French oak barrels Filtering: Filtered to remove yeast and inhibit malolactic fermentation
Bottling Date: June 20, 2012 Total Acidity: .6%
Residual Sugar: Dry Alcohol: 13%
pH: 3.34 Aging Potential: 5+ years
Production: 1,211 cases Release Date: September 2013
Price at Winery: $42.00  

 
2011 Stony Hill Chardonnay