Citrine Chardonnay 2018
Enfield Wine Company
Bottle Sizes 750ml
Country United States
Appellation Sierra Foothills, Napa, Chalone
Wine Type Still - White
Vineyard The 2018 Citrine is a blend of four different vineyards with an average vine age of almost 40 years, all in white mineral soils: Rorick Heritage, Haynes, Herron Lake, and Brosseau.
Soil Rorick Heritage: limestone, schist. Haynes: gravel, white volcanic ash. Herron Lake: quartz, mixed volcanic. Brosseau: limestone, granite>
Vinification The Chardonnay grapes were gently whole cluster pressed and lightly settled. The juice was barrel fermented with native yeast and underwent full native malolactic fermentation.
Aging Aged on the lees for 11 months in barrel, bottled un-fined and unfiltered.
Production 1,000 cases
Notes Citrine is a gemstone of “yellow quartz”. Citrine Chardonnay is made with an eye towards a balance of golden California sun and a gentle kiss of minerality.
"2018 was a remarkable vintage and the 2018 Citrine is a complete wine from start to finish, with near perfect balance in its components. Shimmering with life and energy, this comes as close to bottled sunshine as it gets. Based on how it tastes on day 3 of being open, it should evolve and age as well, for those bold enough to lay a few bottles down" - John Lockwood
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