2017 Stony Hill Chardonnay

The 2017 growing season was unforgettable in the Napa Valley. Late spring rain kept us on our toes, followed by a summer of incredible temperature spikes, including a sustained hot spell at Labor Day, just as we prepared to pick. It was the kind of year that can keep a winemaker up at night, but even with all mother nature threw at us, the vintage proved to be more than we ever could have hoped for. The harvest was small but the fruit was complex and flavorful. The 2017 vintage is light gold in color with intense and mineral aromas, mixing oyster shell, honeysuckle and citrus. On the palate it is fresh and vibrant with notes of grilled almond and pear, playing along with spices, limestone, stone- fruit and green apple. The finish is long and will continue to develop with 8-10 years of cellaring. This is the sort of vintage we always hope for and it will be a joy to watch it evolve over time.

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$54.00
/ 750 ml
SKU: CH17
Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Spring Mountain
Harvest Date
September 3-5, 2017
Acid
.64
pH
3.4
Aging
10 months in neutral French oak
Fermentation
2 weeks in neutral oak barrels at 60 degrees
Bottling Date
June 27, 2018
Residual Sugar
Dry
Age of Vines
26-35 years old
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, 2019