Cooper Mountain Chardonnay

2014 Chardonnay

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Vineyard Sources: Old Vines, Meadowlark, Farmington

Case Production: 600 cases
Technical Specs:
Alc.: 13%
T.A.: .71 g/100ml
pH  : 3.3
R.S.: .18 g/100ml
This is a blend of  three of our vineyards planted in 1978, 1982 and 1999. Although not 100% oak we believe that some oak fermentation helps the Chardonnay pick up oxygen which enhances the flavors and bouquets. What remains in bottle is a delicate, but rich mineral and apple skin driven Chardonnay with hints of vanilla. Slight malolactic fermentation.

 

2011 Chardonnay, 89 pts, The Wine Advocate, April 2015

Fermented in stainless steel and French oak (10% new), fermented naturally with 10% malolactic and aged on the lees without stirring for 60 days. It has another a very attractive, naturally refined bouquet with citrus fruit, yellow flowers, white peach and a touch of hazelnut in the background. The palate is medium-bodied with a smooth and rounded texture, lightly honeyed with hints of toffee and almond coming through on the finish. Enjoy this well crafted Chardonnay over the next 3 or 4 years. Plus ­great price! -NM