2001 "Select Cuvee" Chardonnay
Santa Barbara County
Vineyard Sources: 57% Rodney's Vineyard, 21% Stephen's Vineyard,
10% Marcella's Vineyard, 10% Lake Marie & 2% Goodchild Vineyards - all Santa Barbara County.
Barrel Aging: 70% Barrel fermented and aged Sur-Lie for 8 months.
90% French Oak, 10% American Oak, 15% new Oak
Alcohol: 13.6%, T.A.: 0.67 g/100ml, p.H.: 3.52
Bottling Date: July 2001
Composition: 77% Chardonnay, 12% Viognier & 11% Pinot Blanc
This wine provides the consumer with a classic Santa Barbara County Chardonnay experience at an excellent value. Partially barrel fermented and aged in a combination of French and American oak for 8 months, citrus and melon aromas predominate on the nose. Green apple, grapefruit and mild pear notes make for a refreshing, crisp sensation on the palate. This wine is crafted in a very approachable style while maintaining excellent body - a perfect by-the-glass choice.
Pair with roast turkey and pastas in a light cream sauce.