2015 Labyrinth Chardonnay - Santa Barbara County
Color: Pale straw with developing gold hues
Nose: Lemon drop and cut white flowers, honeysuckle blossom with a touch of honey
Mouth: Green apple and nectorine with lemon citrus across the palete. The style is precise and focused. Finishes with juicy sweet acidity.
Source: Presqu’ile Vineyard
Region: Santa Maria Valley, CA
Harvest: August 25, 2015
Vineyard Mgmt: Sand-sandy loam.
East/West rows on FSP trellis directly facing the Pacific Ocean. One of the highest elevation vineyard blocks in the Santa Maria Valley AVA.
Composition: 100% Chardonnay Clone 76
Juice Stats: Brix 23.5, pH 3.56, TA 0.591
Vinification: 100% cold pressed for 48 hours then racked and fermented in French barrels with 20% stainless steel inclusion. 100% malolactic fermentation. Sterile filtered but not fined.
Production: 106 cases