2018 Pam’s Un-Oaked California Chardonnay
Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
California
Alcohol %
12.5

2018 Pam’s Un-Oaked California Chardonnay

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$15.00
/ 750mL
SKU: CHPMNOS18B

Tasting Notes

This lovely Un-Oaked Chardonnay is perfect for all gatherings. It’s refreshingly fruity and light-bodied, with a beautifully transparent, pale yellow color. It has showy fruit aromas of Asian pear and Golden Delicious apple; and, ripe citrus, like key lime and tangerine. With a touch of sweet, this wine is just bursting with lingering flavors of juicy, ripe poached pears. Yet, it is fresh and crisp.

Vintage

It was another remarkable vintage for Un-Oaked Chardonnay. A fairly dry winter gave way to a wet early spring, delaying budbreak in the vineyards but providing ample moisture for our 2018 crop. Consistent and mild conditions during bloom and throughout the early growing season, along with a cooler than normal August, led to slow ripening and a late harvest. This long hang-time allowed for full flavor development while retaining bright acidity. Harvest by late September, and fermented only in stainless steel tanks, we crafted a crisp, delicious wine that is very approachable and food friendly.

Terroir

We source our grapes for our Un-Oaked Chardonnay from family owned vineyards in Clarksburg, Lodi, and Mendocino County. These regions are well known for their sustainable ethics and Mediterranean climates. Like southern France, these regions can bring out a beautiful ripeness in the grapes, while maintaining fresh acidity.

Harvest Dates

Late August – Mid-September 2018

TECH

pH: 3.85

TA: 5.5 g/L

Bottling Date: December 19, 2018

Closure: Stelvin Twist-Off with Saranex Oxygen Barrier Liner