Appellation: Rattlesnake Hills AVA
The 2013 Vintage: A late spring then a long growing season allowed good fruit development. A late hot spell shut vines down in early September, but temperatures soon returned to normal. There were no weather issues until late October and imminent hard frosts necessitated picking.
The Wine: This Rattlesnake Hills Chardonnay showcases the buttery characteristics of 100% malolactic fermentation and sur lees aging with French Oak. Hints of pineapple, citrus, and vanilla balance the natural acidity of the wine and treat the palate. Chill slightly before serving.
Food Matches: Pair with pasta in cream sauce, shrimp, lobster, fresh salmon or lemon herb chicken.
Descriptors: Pineapple, citrus, butter, oak.
Date of Harvest: 10/05/2013
Brix at Harvest: 23.5° Brix
T.A.: .72 g/100mL
Varietal Mix: 100% Chardonnay
Type of Oak: 100% French Oak
Cases Produced: 112 cases
Winemaker Notes: 2013 Hyatt Chardonnay
Suggested Retail: $14.99