2007 SHV Chardonnay

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How better to introduce our 2007 SHV Chardonnay than to say fruit, fruit, fruit! Your first sniff of the glass will bring you red apple, overtones of fresh cut pineapple and citrus zest. Your first sip will reveal an intense mouth feel, firm acidity and the taste of stone fruit flavors and citrus. Since the youngest vines contributing to our SHV are now 14 years old, we think this wine is showing more sophistication than in the past and will have a somewhat longer aging potential, up to five years. One of our tasters said, "I can't put the bottle down." And another said, "If somebody opens a bottle of this wine, they're going to open another!" The point is it's a very pleasing wine and a good bargain as well. We suggest serving it as an aperitif with melon and prosciutto, figs and blue cheese, or a black bean and corn salad.

2007 SHV Chardonnay

Tech Details

Farming: Dry farmed Age of Vines: 14 years
Appellation: Napa Valley Varietal: Chardonnay
Grapes: Grown, produced and bottled at Stony Hill Vineyard with grapes from our youngest vines Harvest Date: 8/21/2007-9/6/2007
Fermentation Time: 2 weeks in 5 to 30-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: 4/3/2008 Total Acidity: .64%
Residual Sugar: Dry Alcohol: 13%
pH: 3.33 Aging Potential: 5 years
Production: 328 cases in 750 ml bottles Release Date: September 2008
Price at Winery: $18.00 per bottle