ESTATE GROWN — Columbia Valley

• COMPOSITION: 100% Chardonnay
• HARVESTED: Late September 2002
• AGING: 5 months in Oak
• pH: 3.6
• TA: 0.65g / 100 ml
• ALCOHOL: 13.5%


Vintage

2002 was a classic growing season in Washington State. A dry Spring led to early and complete flowering, resulting in balanced ripeness at the end of the season. Careful attention was paid throughout the entire growing season to insure vineyard health and predictable ripening. In September daily walkthroughs and sampling led to balanced ripeness and acid levels.


Winemaking

Right after harvesting, grapes were pressed and the juice moved to stainless steel tanks. After which, the must was clarified and racked before adding yeast. Juice was transferred to French oak barrels for a two-week warm fermentation.


Winemaker Comments

This golden Chardonnay’s toasted pineapple nose mingles with hints of pears and spice. Rich and inviting, the 2002 Chardonnay fills the palate with tropical fruit, toasted oak and crisp acidity. Matched with fish, chicken or pork the 2002 Chardonnay is the perfect accent to that special meal.