2006 SHV Chardonnay

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Please note that our ever-popular SHV Chardonnay is still several hundred cases short of our annual average, so order early. This vintage is palest straw in color and is definitely on the adolescent side at the moment. Its bouquet has a notable mineral quality and reminds us of fresh-picked green apples. The light, supple body needs six more months in the cellar for the flavors to begin to integrate and develop the crisp, fruity Chardonnay you like so well. When you open the first bottle think about serving it with Mike Chelini's Farm House-Style Wild Salmon Dinner (see recipe page), which is a simple and easy way to please family and friends.

2006 SHV Chardonnay

Tech Details

Farming: Dry farmed Age of Vines: 13 years
Appellation: Napa Valley Varietal: Chardonnay
Grapes: 100% Chardonnay - Grown, produced and bottled at Stony Hill Vineyard with grapes from our youngest Chardonnay vines Harvest Date: 9/12/2006 - 10/2/2006
Fermentation Time: 2 weeks in 5 to 30-year-old French 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: 3/21/06 Total Acidity: .68%
Residual Sugar: Dry Alcohol: 13%
pH: 3.70 Aging Potential: 5 years
Production: 316 cases Release Date: September 2007
Price at Winery: $18.00 per bottle