2004 Hawk Hill Vineyard Chardonnay

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2011-2015 OPTIMAL DRINKING WINDOW
Russian River Valley Hawk Hill Vineyard
RELEASE PRICE $46 Past Release

Winemakers Notes

The aromas of citrus blossom, stone fruits, honey and minerals dominate. Exhibiting very concentrated flavors of Meyer lemons, ginger, pineapple, honeysuckle and crushed stone, it finishes with a […]

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Technical Notes

TA 0.59g/100ml
pH 3.40
Alc. 15.1%
Barrel Description 33% new, 17% 1-year-old, 17% 2-year-old, 33% 3+ year-old
Barrel Aged 19 months
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Winemakers Notes

The aromas of citrus blossom, stone fruits, honey and minerals dominate. Exhibiting very concentrated flavors of Meyer lemons, ginger, pineapple, honeysuckle and crushed stone, it finishes with a candy lemon drop expression in your mouth. The racy acidity and extended barrel aging gives this wine plenty of aging potential.
—Winemaker Bob Cabral

Harvest Notes

A hot spell in March followed by a warm spring influenced an unusually early bloom and budbreak. This precocious start, followed by a growing season of moderate temperatures, resulted in a very early harvest. Although we harvested the grapes two to three weeks earlier than normal, the long season provided ample time for the fruit to reach full maturity and develop extraordinary color and intense flavors. A cooling trend in mid-September offered the Chardonnay additional hang time prior to harvest.

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