2020 Chardonnay
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2020 Chardonnay
2020 Chardonnay
2020 Chardonnay
2020 Chardonnay
2020 Chardonnay
2020 Chardonnay
2020 Chardonnay
2020 Chardonnay

91 points - James Suckling.
Barrel fermented in subtle French oak to capture the beauty of Finger Lakes fruit and the creamy, buttery aspects of world class Chardonnay.

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91 points - James Suckling

Tasting Notes
Our 2020 Chardonnay is a lovely pale citrine in color.  Hints of vanilla and nutmeg join with subtle oak and cream on the nose from this sassy Chardonnay. Tart Bramley apple, Bosc pear, and Pawpaw combine with linen, butter, and cardamom on the tongue.
This is a beautiful wine that highlights a fantastic vintage in the Finger Lakes.

Drink Window:  Now - 2025 – 2029
Serving Temperature: 43° - 52°f

Blend: 100% Chardonnay
Cooperage: Fermented and aged on lees for 10 months with occasional bâtonnage; partial native fermentation.
Harvest Brix: 22.0°

Harvest Dates: 9/12 - 10/1/2020
Hand Harvested & Hand Sorted
Alcohol: 12.5%
Total Acidity: 5.9 g/L
pH: 3.64

Residual Sugar: 0.0%
Bottling Date:  8/2/2022
Cases Produced:  130

Vineyard Sites:  East side of Seneca Lake

Soil Composition:  Lansing gravely silt loam

Vintage Notes
2020 was a winemaker's dream, a vintage of idyllic growing conditions in the Finger Lakes. Expect to see extremely high-quality wines that show concentration, complexity, silky tannins, and the varietal specificity for which we are known. During the growing season we experienced gorgeous warm days and heat in timely doses. The heat produced the right amount of moisture stress (read lack of rain) to keep the fruit slightly dehydrated and the consequent flavor development of the skins and pulp lent a complexity to the juices that are playing out in the wines. Our winemakers crafted truly remarkable wines that will show well early but will have the depth of character to age gracefully.