Horse Heaven Hills
This complex Chardonnay has a rich bouquet of vanilla, warm apples and soft spice. Bold orchard fruit flavors are joined by intriguing nuances of toasted coconut and a creaminess on the palate, which leads to a lengthy yet refreshing finish.
Blend: 100% Chardonnay
Total Acidity 0.55 g/100 mL
Alcohol Content: 14.5%
Barrel Aging: 15 months in 100% new French oak barrels, which were hand-stirred weekly
Fermentaion: Approximately one month
After a “classic” Washington vintage in 2012, the summer of 2013 was one of the warmest in the past decade with favorable temperature conditions extending into fall.
Accelerated ripening due to the warm season was slowed by cooler temperatures and light rain events in September. This aided in hang time development resulting in stellar fruit characters and flavors.
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