2012 Mill Creek Reach Chardonnay
Formerly known as SHV Chardonnay, Mill Creek Reach is once again our light, bright crowd-pleaser.
Formerly known as SHV Chardonnay, Mill Creek Reach is once again our light, bright, crowd-pleaser. We changed the name to better describe the land where the vines grow, a broad stretch of rocky clay soil rising up from Mill Creek toward the northeasterly part of our property. Pale straw in color, it's got a slightly tropical bouquet with hints of peach and pineapple on the tongue. It is exceedingly dry with a zingy mouth feel and a fresh tart finish. We suggest you cellar it for six months for maximum reward.
|Farming:||Dry Farmed||Age of Vines:||16 - 25 years|
|Grapes:||100% grown, produced and bottled at Stony Hill Vineyard||Harvest Date:||9/24 - 9/29|
|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:||March 28, 2013||Total Acidity:||.68%|
|pH:||3.46||Aging Potential:||5 years|
|Production:||331 cases||Release Date:||September 2013|
|Price at Winery:||$24.00|