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Chardonnay Reserve White Gold 2022

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SKU: 22-541011
Wine Specs
Vintage
2022
Appellation
Lillooet VQA
Harvest Date
October 2022
Acid
7.1g/l
pH
3.44
Aging
This Reserve Chardonnay is ready to be enjoyed now, or with optimal cellaring, it will age well through 2027.
Bottling Date
August 8, 2023
Residual Sugar
6.2g/l
Alcohol %
13.0
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
This beautiful Reserve Chardonnay is showing a combination of stone fruit, honey blossoms, lemon peel, and some roasted nuts on the nose. The rich and creamy mouthfeel from time spent in French oak is beautifully balanced with fresh acidity on the finish.
Awards
2024 Los Angeles International Wine Competition - Best of Class, Gold Medal - 94 points
Vineyard Notes
Estate grown grapes from Dry Creek Vineyards
Production Notes
100% Chardonnay
Winemaker Notes
With cool nights during ripening, the 100% estate grown Chardonnay grapes from our Dry Creek Vineyard were picked later in the season at optimal ripeness. 50% of the grapes were destemmed and crushed with 4 hours of skin contact, which added freshness to the wine. The other 50% of the grapes were whole-cluster pressed to add richness to the palate. Cold fermented with natural yeast in a combination of 225L & 400L French oak barrels and further matured for 9 months. Partial malolactic fermentation took place, adding complexity to the wine. 23% of the barrels were new, 20% 2nd fill, and 57% were neutral oak barrels.
Food Pairing Notes
Rich and luxurious, this Chardonnay pairs well with risotto and chicken dishes. You could also enjoy this wine with roasted cauliflower and halloumi cheese.
Production
370 cases

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