2004 SHV Chardonnay

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Here is the Napa Valley's best buy in Chardonnay! Our SHV Chardonnay is made from grapes from our youngest vines, and while it won't have the longevity of our estate Chardonnay, its modest price tag and fruity essence will show you why our SHV is so popular. Palest straw in color, this wine is bone dry with citrus and apple in the nose and peachy, flinty flavors in the mouth. The crisp mouth feel makes it a refreshing wine and the perfect accompaniment for a light evening meal of scallops or filet of sole with a lemon butter sauce. Be sure to let this wine age for about six months and then when you open it, let it aerate for twenty minutes to allow its flavors to develop.

2004 SHV Chardonnay

Tech Details

Farming: Dry farmed Age of Vines: 11 to 12 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: 9/11/2004 - 9/20/2004
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: 3/10/2005 Total Acidity: .64%
Residual Sugar: Dry Alcohol: 13%
Aging Potential: 5 years Production: 379 cases
Release Date: September 2005 Price at Winery: $18.00 per bottle