2011 SHV Chardonnay

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Our 2011 SHV Chardonnay is an unusually aromatic vintage with hints of peach, pineapple, and honeysuckle wafting from your glass.  The mouth feel is light and delicate, and the low pH and good acidity make it a natural for pairing with food.  On the palate you'll taste tart green apple followed by a flowery note and a tart minerality reminiscent of the Petit Chablis style of White Burgundy.  We think it's a great match with the spicy and rich Coconut Shrimp recipe we love from Hugh Carpenter's Pacific Flavors cookbook.  Our SHV is our go to Chardonnay for weeknight dinners when we want a crisp dry white wine at a very afforable price!

2011 SHV Chardonnay

Tech Details

Farming: Dry Farmed Age of Vines: 16 - 25 years
Appellation: Napa Valley Varietal: Chardonnay
Grapes: 100% grown, produced, and bottled at Stony Hill Vineard Harvest Date: 9/24 - 9/29
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: 03/22/2012 Total Acidity: .71
Residual Sugar: Dry Alcohol: 13%
pH: 3.55 Aging Potential: 5 years
Production: 263 cases Release Date: Sepetember 2012
Price at Winery: $24.00 per bottle