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Rued Clone Chardonnay

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2017 Rued Clone Chardonnay

Rued Clone Chardonnay 2017

2017 Rued Clone Chardonnay
Wonderful floral characteristics, come through with sweet, spicy Muscat-like aromatics and juicy Meyer lemon flavors. This is an especially luscious wine. Having originated in our special growing area, Green Valley, the Rued Clone is perfectly suited to our cool, foggy climate. One of our neighbors describes it as “sucking candy for adults”. Limited production.
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Wine Specs

Vintage 2017
ACID 6.4
BOTTLING DATE July 12, 2018
Varietal Chardonnay
PH 3.2
Residual sugar 1.5
Harvest date August 30, 2020
Alcohol % 13

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TASTING NOTES

By nose: Spice, rose hips, grapefruit and peach. By mouth: gentle and balanced, It has a distinctive, “sweet smelling”, blossomy quality, like what you get when you brush against a climbing jasmine or hold a peach to your nose.


VINEYARD NOTES

This is a high-toned wine from a single vineyard block on the estate and a singular clone that is uniquely suited to our cool, foggy climate. The yields in 2017 were sadly on the low side.


WINEMAKER NOTES

The grapes had at least two hours of skin contact in the press and were fermented in small, water bent, French oak barrels. Frequent lees stirring or ’batonnage’, at least three times a week for over seven months, contributes to the full and creamy mouth-feel. Yields in 2017 were sadly on the low side. Total production shy of 17,000 cases, compared with an average of 24,000 cases. The vintage will also be remembered for the October wildfires.