2011 Palmaz Vineyards Chardonnay "Amalia"

For this wine, diversity yielded great complexity. The fruit for this Chardonnay came from three distinct vineyards: the warmer growing conditions of the lower vineyard fills the mid-palate with guava and nectarine, while the cooler mid-mountain vineyard contributes a restrained mineralogy; finally, the fog-soaked Beckstoffer Vineyard fruit in Carneros brings a refreshing long finish. The use of subtle French oak-barrel fermentation binds these elements into a lovely harmonized expression. This vintage pairs exceptionally well with salt-crusted sea bass or prosciutto-wrapped melon.

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2011 Label

OAK:

100% barrel fermented
Aged surlies for 8 months
65% new french oak

ANALYTICS:

14.3% Alcohol
3.51 pH
6.6 g/L Total Acid

BOTTLING:
May 2012
699 cases produced

2011 Weather Data

Avg. Temp:

59.7 °F
59.5 °F (50yr avg)

Total Rainfall:

26.7 in
26.7 in (50yr avg)

Growing Season

204 days

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