We planted our Chardonnay on the bluffs overlooking the Mokelumne River where it receives the cooling influence of the river breezes. Planted in 1991, the 3 acres of chardonnay vines produce a bountiful crop of tight plump clusters of grapes that year after year provide us with wonderful juice that we ferment into our Chardonnay.
Our 2014 Chardonnay is fermented completely in 100% stainless steel tanks. This process produces an unoaked chardonnay focused on the wonderful fruit that is chardonnay. This wine is not aged in oak and does not go through malolactic fermentation so it is a no-oak, no-butter Chardonnay. The result is a crisp, fruity wine of exceptional clarity and a nice acid/fruit balance. Beautiful hues of pale yellow with an elegant fragrance and luscious texture. Hints of pear on the nose with lemons and a touch of pineapple in the finish.
Harvest Dates: August 12, 2014
Vineyard Designation: Hoffman Vineyards
Aging: Stainless steel
Bottling Date: March 2015
Residual Sugar: 0.0 g/L
Price: $12.00/bottle plus tax and shipping
$10.00/bottle plus tax and shipping for wine club members
Varietal Fun Facts: Chardonnay is a green skinned grape grown though out the world, from France and Italy to the New World and New Zealand and Australia. Vinted in different styles Chardonnay can vary from lean and crisp to soft and buttery. Chardonnay is frequently used in the production of sparkling wines.