Wine

Cellar Reserve Chardonnay

Overview

The 2020 Cellar Reserve Chardonnay is composed of 100% Chardonnay all sourced from the Dell Valley Ranch Vineyard in the far West Texas town of Dell City. To showcase the lush fruity and citrus aromatic components, the juice was cold fermented in stainless steel tanks until almost devoid of all sugar. The almost dry juice was then transferred to 100% new 300-L barrels called Hogsheads to finish its primary fermentation. The new wine was then aged on its lees (the fermentation sediment) for over 10 months in barrels to enhance mouth feel, complexity, and aroma. This wine completed secondary malo-lactic fermentation, which also contributes to the luscious texture while adding multiple levels of complex aromas.

This release is a medium bodied white wine that is drinking wonderfully now and will improve in complexity from additional bottle aging. Aromatic features include citrus oils, tropical fruits, butter, baked brioche bread, Bartlett pears, and Crème Brulé.

When enjoying this wine with food, consider richly textured seafood dishes such as halibut, sea bass, crab legs, or lobster. Looking for something different, try pairing it with buttered chicken, tikka masala, or your favorite Indian dish!

VARIETY:

Cellar Reserve Chardonnay

APPELLATION:

Texas

VINTAGE:

2020

ALCOHOL:

14.1%

ACIDITY (%):

5.8 g/L (As Tartaric)

pH:

3.47

OAKING:

Spent over 10 months in 100% new French Oak 300-L Hogsheads Barrel

UPC Number: 0-88596-10406-7

Cases/Pallet: 70

750 ML Bottles/Case: 12

Cases/Tie: 14

Weight LBS/Case: 37.0

Ties/Pallet: 5

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