Wild Thing Chardonnay 2021


Price: $22.00
Quantity:
Averge Brix at Harvest:
22.6°Brix

Alcohol:
12.9%

Total Acidity:
0.56 gm/100ml

pH:
3.36


Cases Produced:
1142 cases


Bottling Date:
May 11, 2022

Fact Sheet

Carol’s Chardonnay is our golden-haired wild child, an exuberant and delectable mouthful of joy. Sourced from her estate vineyard in Dry Creek Valley, this vivacious white wine is a classic California Chardonnay with a delicate balance of richness and acidity to please all of you “Wild Things” out there… Remember, you are what you drink!

Winemaker Notes:

Tropical fruits like pineapple and a bit of guava, green apple, oak spice. Soft creamy mouthfeel, punctuated by bright acidity and a crisp finish. Walks the line between pure stainless steel fermented, leaner Chardonnay and the fat, buttery barrel-fermented style. Very food compatible with chicken, pork or fish!

Harvest Date:

September 14, 2021

Average TA/pH at Harvest:

0.62 gm/100ml pH 3.34

Fermentation Characteristics:

Whole Cluster pressed, settled and racked to barrels. Barrel-fermented, hand inoculated barrel by barrel with 6 yeast strains plus 20% wild yeast (uninoculated). Stirred weekly sur lie for six months (until the end of March). 100% went through malo-lactic fermentation.

Cellar Storage/Aging:

100% spent 7 months in barrels. 10% 1-year-old French oak and 90% 3+ year old French oak.

Varietal:

90% Chardonnay, plus 5% Viognier, 5% Roussanne

Appellation:

Dry Creek Valley - Sustainably Grown, Sonoma County

Release Date:

May 17, 2022