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2009 Pont de Chevalier Chardonnay
Wine Specs
Vintage
2009
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Knights Valley
Vineyard Designation
Estate
Harvest Date
September 21, 2009
Fermentation
25%
Bottling Date
July 19, 2010

2009 Pont de Chevalier Chardonnay

Our Chardonnay is planted on alluvial soils that supplemented the near perfect weather that was textbook for Chardonnay production — cool mornings with fog, and warm day that allowed the grapes to ripen to an optimal sugar level while retaining their bright acidity. The 2009 growing season provided warm days with a significant drop in evening temperatures — near perfect growing conditions.

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SKU: 09PCCH750
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The color is a straw gold with a slight green tinge. The fruit character is a compelling mix of lemon meringue, Bartlett pear, ripe apple, refreshing citrus, nutmeg, orange blossom, and sweet vanilla. The taste mirrors the nose with a hint of toasty oak in the full and long finish and is smooth and balanced with a touch of minerality.
Winemaker Notes
The grapes were picked in the early morning to keep cool, and whole clusters were gently pressed. The juice was then cold settled in a stainless steel tank to remove heavy lees. The juice was then transferred to new French oak barrels for fermentation. In order to accentuate the fruit aromas and minerality of the wine, malolactic fermentation was only partially completed.
Food Pairing Notes
Enjoy this wine now through 2015 with grilled scallops or fish in a citrus cream sauce. Pairs beautifully with a simple green salad, or a spring salad with grilled salmon, walnuts and a lemon vinaigrette.