2012 CH AR DON N AY
WINEMAKER: LANE TANNER 100 % Chardonnay SIP Certified Sustainably Farmed Santa Barbara County Santa Maria Valley AVA Sierra Madre Vineyard (100%) 20% new oak, French and Hungarian 100 % malolactic fermentation Clones: 15, 95, 17 and Wente Alcohol: 13.5% Harvest Dates: September 11- 25 Sugar at Harvest: 22 to 23 degrees brix No added acid
Tasting Notes: This Chardonnay, sourced entirely from Sierra Madre Vineyard and crafted by Lane Tanner, bursts with bright acidity and crisp apple-melon notes up front. Hints of pineapple and mango flesh out a tropical mid-palate leading into a long, mineral-driven finish. Toasted oak notes are round yet subtle, enhanced by an exuberantly lush texture from malolactic fermentation. Sturdy enough to stand up to odoriferous cheeses but elegant enough to compliment a soufflé. 600 cases produced. Drink now through 2015.
PO B OX 969
Santa Mar ia