2001 SHV Chardonnay

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Here is our lovely 2001 SHV Chardonnay, made in the same style as our estate Chardonnay, but from grapes from our youngest vines. This is a delicious, fruity Napa Valley Chardonnay at half the price and almost ready to drink now. The grapes survived a quirky summer with temperatures in the high nineties from May 15 to July 5, one of the most prolonged hot spells in memory. As a result, harvest came early, bringing in grapes loaded with flavor.

The wine has a pale straw color, with papaya and guava aromas in the nose and is bursting with flavor on the tongue. Squeaky clean, it has no yeasty, oaky, or buttery flavors to mask its luscious fruitiness. This is a wine you can enjoy this winter, and it will develop further over the next two years.

2001 SHV Chardonnay

Tech Details

Farming: Dry farmed Age of Vines: 8 to 18 years
Appellation: Napa Valley Varietal: 100% Chardonnay
Grapes: Grown, produced and bottled at Stony Hill Vineyard with grapes from our youngest Chardonnay vines Harvest Date: 8/21/2001 - 8/23/2001
Fermentation Time: 2 weeks in 5 to 25-year-old French and American oak barrels Fermentation Temp: 60 degrees
Aging Time: 6 months in aged oak barrels Filtering: Filtered to remove yeast and inhibit malolactic fermentation
Bottling Date: 3/7/2002 Total Acidity: .7%
Residual Sugar: Dry Alcohol: 13%
Aging Potential: 5 years Production: 518 cases
Release Date: November 2002 Price at Winery: $15.00 per bottle