The 2012 growing season was a winemakers dream with near perfect conditions throughout the entire season. Continuous warm weather without any major hot spells let the fruit ripen fully. The mild temperatures gave the grapes an extended ripening time, which provided for full flavor development and incredible balance. The grapes for this wine were picked ripe and then gently pressed. After settling the juice, it was inoculated and fermented in barrel until dry. The wine went through 50% malo-lactic fermentation to enhance the rich and supple texture. The chardonnay was left on its settlings and stirred every two weeks to help give a creamy mouth feel. Bottled in July 2013, this wine drinks wonderfully now and should develop for the next 3-5 years. NOTE: You must be 21 to order this product. An adult age 21+ must sign for the package by law, so it is recommended that you ship to a business address. If a change of address is required after the order has processed or shipped, a $20 fee will be charged by the seller.
Platinum Medal, 99 points- 2014 Critics Challenge Competition
Gold Medal, 92 points – 2014 Los Angeles Wine Competition
Gold Medal, 90 points – 2014 Sommelier Challenge Competition
90 points- International Wine Report
Winner of three additional Gold Medals, two Silver Medals, two Bronze Medals