2010 SHV Chardonnay

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We think the 2010 SHV Chardonnay should be everybody's house wine!  It's light and dry, eminently affordable, shows the endearing qualities of a fruity, non-oaky, non-buttery Chardonnay, and, it's ready to drink now!  This very approachable wine is pale straw in color, and its aromas are of ripe honeydew melon with a touch of tropical fruit.  With a brisk mouth feel and crisp finish, it's bound to be a crowd pleaser.  We suggest you serve it with a Moroccan Tagine, a spicy braised chicken dish served on a bed of couscous.  Delicious!

2010 SHV Chardonnay

Tech Details

Farming: Dry Farmed Age of Vines: 17-26 years
Appellation: Napa Valley Varietal: Chardonnay
Grapes: 100% grown, produced and bottled at Stony Hill Vineyard Harvest Date: September 29 - October 4
Fermentation Time: 2 weeks in 5-30-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: March 15, 2011 Total Acidity: .69
Residual Sugar: Dry Alcohol: 13%
pH: 3.62 Aging Potential: 5 years
Production: 336 cases Release Date: September 2011
Price at Winery: $24.00/bottle