Long Meadow Ranch Boot Strap Napa Valley Chardonnay 2015
By Long Meadow Ranch
2015 BOOT STRAP Napa Valley Chardonnay
Composition: 100% Chardonnay
Fermentation: Primary in stainless steel. Secondary in neutral French oak.
Aging: 6 months neutral French oak
“Our 2015 Chardonnay is sourced from a vineyard in the southern part of the Napa Valley, close to the cooling influences of the San Pablo Bay. Primary fermentation in stainless steel followed by malolactic fermentation in primarily neutral oak barrels allows the classic texture of this varietal to shine while preserving the wines natural acidity. Aromatics of meyer lemon, candied orange peel, white flowers and oyster shell marry with a fleshy, well-textured palate."
An early bud break, one of the longest flowering periods in years, and a long growing season produced a vintage that shines in quality. Spring started fast and an early bloom was met with a dip in temperature, wind and rains, which slowed the development and reduced yields. The result was a small crop of extremely well-concentrated fruit that ripened fully and slowly.
Perfect with lacinato kale salad with chile pequin, lemon dressing, toasted parmesan, summer BBQ beef, lamb, or roasted game.
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