1998 Stony Hill Chardonnay

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This vintage has a brilliant, light straw color with a hue of white gold through it. Although only two years old, it is developing a complex aroma filled with perfumed ripe pears. The 1998 epitomizes the Stony Hill style of Chardonnay with a crisp acid balance, intense fruit, and the delicacy of a French Chablis. As you all know, another year in the cellar will allow the flavors to mellow and richness to develop.

1998 Stony Hill Chardonnay

Tech Details

Farming: dry-farmed Age of Vines: 11 to 21 years
Appellation: Napa Valley Varietal: 100% Chardonnay
Grapes: 100% grown at Stony Hill Vineyard Harvest Date: 9/22/99 - 10/8/99
Fermentation Time: 2 weeks in 5 to 25-year-old French oak barrels Fermentation Temp: 60 degrees
Aging Time: 10 months in 5 to 25-year-old French oak barrels Filtering: Filtered to inhibit malolactic fermentation
Bottling Date: 6/7/99 Total Acidity: .7%
Residual Sugar: dry Alcohol: 13%
Aging Potential: 5 years + Production: 2072 cases 750 ml. bottles; 154 cases 1.5 liter bottles
Release Date: September 2000  


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