2016

2016 "Homeward" Chardonnay

Double-Gold Medal, 2018 Oregon Wine Awards

Full-bodied with notes of lemon and melon with a butterscotch finish. Native yeast fermentation, natural malolactic fermentation and aged on the lees in neutral French Oak barrels for 11 months. Unfiltered and unfined. 

We source our fruit from "Salmon Safe" and LIVE certified Steelhead Run Vineyard in beautiful Applegate Valley of southern Oregon.

138 cases produced.

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Wine Specs

Vintage 2016
Varietal Chardonnay
Appellation Applegate Valley AVA
Vineyard Designation Steelhead Run Vineyard
Harvest Date 9/9/16
Sugar 23.5
Acid 6.3
pH 3.66
Aging 11 months in neutral French Oak barrels.
Fermentation Native yeast and malolactic
Bottling Date 7/26/17
Residual Sugar 0
Alcohol % 13.2

Wine Profile

Tasting Notes Elegantly balanced with notes of lemon and melon with a butterscotch finish.
Vineyard Notes 2.32 tons harvested on a cool September morning from the Steelhead Run Vineyard block of Chardonnay Dijon 76 and Espiquette 352 Clones.
Production Notes Whole cluster pressed, settled, then fermented and aged on the lees in neutral French Oak barrels.
Winemaker Notes Native yeast fermentation followed by natural malolactic fermentation with minimal handling.
Food Pairing Notes Fish, chicken, shrimp, lobster, scallops, brie, pastas with cream sauce.
Production 138 cases.
 

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