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2016 Handley "Estate" Anderson Valley Chardonnay SKU #1475373

Price: $19.95

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Tasting Notes

All the grapes for this wine come from our organically farmed estate vineyard. Our new Chardonnay blocks planted in 2010 with clones 17 and 76 have come into full production adding ripe fruit characters to the blend. These newer blocks ripen about a month earlier than our old blocks that continue to add the acidity and structure the benchmark of our Estate Chardonnay. This wine shows aromas of apple blossoms, poached pear, toasted coconut, and hints of spicy oak. Flavors of pear, stone fruit, and citrus swirl on the palate. It is medium bodied with a creamy mouthfeel finishing with notes of crème fraiche and toasted almond. Approximately one-third of the blend went thorough malolactic fermentation. Aged 8 months in French oak barrels 20% new. No animal derived fining compounds were used in the production of this wine. Sterile filtered before bottling. Pair this wine with roast chicken and fettucine with chanterelle mushrooms in a cream sauce or a corn chowder. Cases produced 1880, alcohol 13.3%, titratable acidity 5.4 g/L, pH 3.48

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