2013 Stony Hill Chardonnay

Our 2013 Chardonnay crop didn’t equal the big 2012 vintage in size, but the quality of the grapes thrilled us. As always, the wine is pale straw in color and offers a big bouquet of green apples and a graceful hint of citrus. On the palate we detect the same fruit flavors of citrus and green apple with the added touch of earthiness, a chalky minerality from our stony soils, which we call a wet stone quality. We also like the mouthfeel, a combination of crisp acidity which gives it bounce and a slightly forward richness for balance. We think you’ll like this wine, and all the evidence points to a long life ahead.

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SKU: CH13
Wine Specs
Vintage
2013
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Spring Mountain
Harvest Date
August 28 - September 7
Farming
Dry Farmed
Acid
.69
pH
3.30
Aging
10 months in old French Oak barrels
Fermentation
2 weeks in 6 to 26-year-old barrels at 60 degrees
Bottling Date
June 16, 2014
Residual Sugar
.25
Age of Vines
22-31 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 2015
Production
1,852 cases