2015 Chardonnay Oppenlander
The nose displays notes of freshly cut green apples and pears, with a hint of lime and kiwi in the background. The mouth shows remarkable minerality with natural aidity that contributes to a crisp and bright finish. This wine is a tribute to Chablis.
The Oppenlander Vineyard sits in a cool climate vineyard managed by fifth generation farmers located in the town of Comptche, just 12 miles from the Pacific Ocean. It is one of the only four vineyards planted in this fascinating area that is idea for producing Chardonnay with high acid and a crisp finish similar to northern Burgundy.
Vineyard Elevation: 250 ft
Yield: 2 tons per acre
Harvest Date: October 1, 2015
Barrel Program: aged in neutral French oak for five months with monthly lees stirring
Total Case Production: 125