2009 Palmaz Vineyards Chardonnay "Amalia"

In 2009, heavy rains swept through Napa Valley, affecting many wineries. We harvested this Chardonnay some 10 days before the downpour, and the fruit proved of excellent quality. The moderately warm and dry summer promoted a lush mid-palate; through judicious handling of the fermentation and aging in the cellar, the Chardonnay maintained a refreshing long finish. Aromas of lavender-scented lemon curd entice the palate; the smooth, silky middle leads to a refreshing finish. Pairs well with roasted chicken and root vegetables. 

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2009 Label

OAK:

100% barrel fermented
Aged surlies for 7 months
50% new french oak

ANALYTICS:

14.4% Alcohol
3.42 pH
5.7 g/L Total Acid

BOTTLING:
March 2010
696 cases produced

2009 Weather Data

Avg. Temp:

59.9 °F
59.5 °F (50yr avg)

Total Rainfall:

21.8 in
26.7 in (50yr avg)

Growing Season

194 days

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