2009 Stony Hill Chardonnay

Our 2009 vintage is a perfect example of the winemaker’s art. Mike Chelini has been crafting Chardonnay at Stony Hill for thirty-nine years, always bringing out the essential characteristics of our hillside grown grapes. The aromas of green apples and citrus that greet you are unmistakable. As the wine opens up, the fresh fruit on your tongue is joined by the flinty, earthy quality that the vines drink up from our stony soils and impart to the grapes themselves. As time goes by these flavors will meld and mellow into an elegant, integrated whole. The mouth feel is vibrant followed by a lingering fruit-filled aftertaste. Our 2009 Chardonnay will age naturally in the bottle over a period of ten or more years from a fresh, clean fruity wine to one of remarkable richness and depth.

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$58.00
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SKU: CH09
Wine Specs
Vintage
2009
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Spring Mountain
Harvest Date
September 4 - September 14
Farming
Dry Farmed
Acid
.65
pH
3.44
Aging
10 months in old French Oak
Fermentation
2 weeks in 5-25-year-old barrels
Bottling Date
June 4, 2010
Residual Sugar
Dry
Age of Vines
18-26 years
Alcohol %
13
Wine Profile
Grapes
100% grown, produced and bottled at Stony Hill Vineyard
Filtering
Filtered to remove yeast and inhibit malolactic fermentation
Aging Potential
5 years +
Release Date
September 2011