2011 Donkey and Goat Chardonnay Late Harvest Wayward

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Our first late harvest Chardonnay made from Chardonnay grapes we picked on Nov 30, 2011 at an El Dorado vineyard sitting at 3000 feet elevation. We allowed the fermentation to start and end naturally and the resulting wine is a mere 2% RS which makes it sing with the cheese plate.

Appellation: El Dorado
Vineyard: Camino
Varietal: Chardonnay
Clone: Wente
Age: 35 years
Elevation: 3000 feet
Soil: Decomposed granite w/ clay loam
Yield: 0.2 tons/acre
Harvested: Nov 30, 2011
Pressed: Nov 30, 2011
Blend: 100% Chardonnay
Fermentation: Wild yeast, neutral French Oak
Barrel aging: 11 months
Bottled: Unfiltered on October 26, 2012
Production: 174 cases
Release date: Spring 2013

Last edited on 12/26/2013 by Eric

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