2002 SHV Chardonnay

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Mike Chelini says our 2001 SHV Chardonnay is antojado, the Spanish word for "it makes you want to have some more." Our SHV comes from our younger Chardonnay vines and is very approachable even at this young age. With palest straw color, aromas of citrus, pear and pineapple that fairly leap out at you from the glass, and a feeling of smoothness and roundness in the mouth, it will only improve with a year or two more in the bottle.

2002 SHV Chardonnay

Tech Details

Farming: Dry farmed Age of Vines: 9 to 19 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: 8/30/202 - 9/16/2002
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: 3/19/2003 Total Acidity: .6%
Residual Sugar: Dry Alcohol: 13%
Aging Potential: 5 years Production: 437 cases
Release Date: September 2003 Price at Winery: $15.00 per bottle