2003 SHV Chardonnay

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Our SHV Chardonnay is made from grapes from our youngest vines and has a bit more straw color than is usual. We were struck by the intensity of the Chardonnay fruit and slight pineapple and pear-like flavors in the nose and on the palate as we first approached this wine. As it opened up we detected the mineral quality so typical of Stony Hill wines, reflecting our dry farming method and our rocky soils. Our 2003 SHV Chardonnay is bound to please with its light, crisp quality and delicate pear fruit and will surely enhance any meal. Limit of one case per customer.

2003 SHV Chardonnay

Tech Details

Farming: Dry farmed Age of Vines: 10-11 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: 9/11/2003
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: 3/11/2004 Total Acidity: .68%
Residual Sugar: Dry Alcohol: 13%
Aging Potential: 5 years Production: 208 cases
Release Date: September 2004 Price at Winery: $18.00 per bottle