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2017 Chehalem INOX™ Unoaked Chardonnay

2017 Chehalem INOX™ Unoaked Chardonnay

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SKU: 17CHINOX

90 Points- Wine Enthusiast

WINE OVERVIEW

Intially, blossoming white flowers segway to hints of geranium and chamomile.  Wet stone or slate follow bringing a deepness that continues to evolve into passion fruit.  The mounth feel is instantly full of crisp minerality that lingers to the finish.  Through the entirety of the palate, glimpses of lean talc, peach pit and green apple flavors are revealed.  This bright wine finishes with a light, rounded creaminess bringing balance to this stainless steal Chardonnay. 

HARVEST OVERVIEW

The 2017 vintage is one of the most well-balanced of the last five years, with excellent quality of flavor and acidity levels, and yields bearing higher than normal in all varieties. Fruitfulness caused some problems early on from larger berries on full clusters, which led to a bit of uneven ripening. Early season powdery mildew, due to a wet spring, led to in-field sorting early in the growing season. By harvest, blocks were in pristine condition. Ideal fall temperatures allowed us to pick based on flavor development.

 

Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Chardonnay
Alcohol %
13

California Proposition 65 Warning

WARNING: Drinking distilled spirits, beer, coolers, wine and other alcoholic beverages may increase cancer risk, and, during pregnancy, can cause birth defects. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/alcohol.

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