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.
Age of Vines:
Grown, produced and bottled at Stony Hill Vineyard with grapes from our youngest vines
2 weeks in 5 to 30-year-old French and American oak barrels
6 months in aged oak barrels
Filtered to remove yeast and inhibit malolactic fermentation