2020 Chardonnay Handley Estate Vineyard, Anderson Valley

Handley Estate Vineyard, Anderson Valley

This wine was made from fruit sourced from our organically farmed, CCOF Certified since 2005, Handley Estate Vineyard which is located by the winery in the deep end of Anderson Valley. Bloom started early with moderate winter and spring weather and the fruit ripened early. It is a blend of our newer plantings of Burgundian clone 76 and Robert Young clone 17 and includes the last vintage of our older Block 1B Robert Young selection. Aromas of apple blossoms, poached pears, marzipan, anise and hints of nutmeg. Flavors of mango, Gala apples, bartlett pears, toasted almonds, and caramel notes.Soft on the entry, round, and full on the mid palate, crisp on the finish with persistent fruit. Barrel fermented and stirred on the lees through completion of fermentation. Aged for 10 months in all French oak barrels (20% new oak). About one third of this wine went through malolactic secondary fermentation adding complexity and mouthfeel while preserving its fresh fruit flavors. No animal derived products were used in the production of this wine.

Case Produced 895 Alcohol 13.2% TA 5.3 g/L. pH 3.55.

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