2005 SHV Chardonnay

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Our 2005 SHV Chardonnay is pale straw in color with fresh fruit aromas of cantaloupe and watermelon, with a touch of pineapple to beguile you. It's like breathing the essence of a tropical fruit salad without the sweet syrup. Crisp but not tart in your mouth, it tastes light and delicious with a hint of lime and lemon squeezed over the top. The grapes come mainly from our vineyard number 6 where the vines are now ten years old, giving the wine a bit more weight and ageability than in previous years. Our advice is to cellar the wine for six months to add complexity to the flavors and to allow more finish to develop.

2005 SHV Chardonnay

Tech Details

Farming: Dry farmed Age of Vines: 10 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: 9/5/2005
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: 3/14/2006 Total Acidity: .64%
Residual Sugar: Dry Alcohol: 13%
Aging Potential: 5 years Production: 180 cases
Release Date: September 2006 Price at Winery: $18.00 per bottle