2011 Chardonnay

2011 Chardonnay

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2011 marked the fourth harvest for Center of Effort wines, and the resulting Estate Chardonnay carries on the bright lemony acidity, firm structure, and palate richness which have become the hallmark of our estate. Initial mineral aromas of sea-spray and slate shift with each swirl of the glass toward Meyer lemon zest and verbena. The palate is racy, with bracing acidity balanced by fruit tones of Asian pear and crisp nectarine. Warm tones of cardamom pod, coriander and clean hay persist throughout the extraordinarily long finish. The backbone of natural acidity will allow for gracious development in your cellar for several years.

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Vineyard
Center of Effort Estate
Harvest Dates
September 29th-October 16th
Primary Fermentation
Predominately native yeast fermentation
ML Fermentation
100% ML Complete
Clones
5
Aging Regimen
22 months élevage, 45% new French Oak barrels, 6% Concrete fermented, 4% Acacia barrels
Varietal Composition
100% Chardonnay
pH
3.30
TA
8.3g/l
Alc
14.4%
Case Production
576
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