2009 SHV Chardonnay

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Our 2009 SHV Chardonnay is so appealing from the first sniff that we know people are really going to like it.  The nose is wonderfully floral, and when you sip there’s the essence of pears, apples, and garden freshness to tickle your tastebuds.  The SHV is lighter in style than the 2008 estate Chardonnay and at $24.00 a bottle, it’s one of Napa Valley’s best bargains.  We think it would match well with a lightly spicy Chicken Posole.

2009 SHV Chardonnay

Tech Details

Farming: Dry farmed Age of Vines: 17 – 25 years
Appellation: Napa Valley Varietal: Chardonnay
Grapes: 100% grown, produced and bottled at Stony Hill Vineyard Harvest Date: 8/26/2009 - 8/28/2009
Fermentation Time: 2 weeks in 5 to 30-year-old French and American oak barrels Fermentation Temp: 60 degrees
Aging Time: 6 months in old oak barrels Filtering: Filtered to remove yeast and inhibit malolactic fermentation
Bottling Date: 3/29/2010 Total Acidity: .68%
Residual Sugar: Dry Alcohol: 13%
pH: 3.60 Aging Potential: 5 years
Production: 365 Release Date: September 2010
Price at Winery: $24.00 per bottle