2015 Stony Hill Chardonnay

The 2015 Stony Hill Chardonnay is a very special vintage. 2015 was a significant drought year, and our 30-year old, hillside, dry-farmed vines had not had a serious drink in almost four years. The growing season and harvest both came early. These conditions resulted in a small crop with extraordinarily intense fruit. We have all been impressed by this vintage, even in this early stage of life. If there were one Stony Hill Chardonnay we’d want to try 20 years from now, this would be it. We have very high hopes for this baby!

The 2015 vintage has the signature fresh, green apple notes and minerality of a young Stony Hill, but it has richness and power that is well beyond its years. We found it literally mouthwatering, with notes of peach and nectarine on the nose and a satisfying roundness in the mid-palate, followed by a very long, bright finish. It has all the things one looks for in a Stony Hill Chardonnay, magnified.

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$48.00
/ 750ml
SKU: CH15
Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Spring Mountain
Harvest Date
August 18th - August 20th, 2015
Farming
Dry Farmed
Acid
.70
pH
3.34
Aging
10 months in neutral French oak barrels
Fermentation
2 weeks in 8 to 28-year-old barrels at 60 degrees
Bottling Date
June 17th, 2016
Residual Sugar
Dry
Age of Vines
24-33 years
Alcohol %
13.5
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 2017