Our 2010 Chardonnay is a full bodied wine with true varietal characteristics, hints of pear, kiwi, citrus, white peach and apricots, and delicate undertones of oak and tropical fruits. The body of the wine is rich and supple, filling the mouth with flavors. The true nature of Spring Mountain Chardonnay comes through in the mineral character, more reminiscent of a classic Mersault than your typical California Chardonnay.
Varietal Percentage: 100% Chardonnay.
Age of vines and soil type: 13-27 year old vines planted in deep volcanic soils at a 2000' elevation.
Date picked: 10/16/10
Harvest Sugar: 25.5 degrees brix.
Fermentation time/Temperature Range: 73 days, 53-60 degrees F.
Fermentation container/maceration: Barrel fermented, 25% New French Oak, 75% 1-3 year old French Oak, No Malolactic.
Analysis at bottling
V.A.: 0.42 g/100ml.
Aging and bottling
Length/type of aging: Aged surlies for 4 months, stirred twice a week.
Approximate lifespan under proper cellar conditions: 2-7 years.
Number of cases produced: 871 cases.
Release Date: February 2013.
Winemaker: Andrew T. Schweiger.