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Classic winemaking techniques of barrel fermentation and sur lie aging are used for this Chardonnay. Clonal selection played an important role in the final blend, with both Clone 5 and Clone 15 being used. After complete malolactic fermentation, the wine spent 14 months in 100% French oak (53% new). The wine was given an additional 7 months of bottle age prior to release.
Pleasing aromas of melon and mango are found on the nose of this Chardonnay. A rich entry starts the palate with flavors of pineapple, honeydew melon and honey. The wine is mouth-coating with a note of almond oil, and finishes with a pleasing minerality.
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