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2015 Palmer Chardonnay

We are proud to release the fifth vintage from this historic and pedigreed site.

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Ron planted Wente clone Chardonnay in 1983 with budwood sourced from Buena Vista. The fruit is as good now as it was then. So good in fact, that when André Tschelistcheff purchased the grapes back in the late 80’s he declared them his best Chardonnay. We are proud to release the fifth vintage of this Single Vineyard Chardonnay with grapes from Ron’s historic and pedigreed site. Available at the winery, 172 cases were produced and the rest of the grapes can be found in our 2015 Le Rêve Blanc de Blancs.

Fermentation was conducted in a range of vessels, mostly neutral oak with just a touch of new, steam bent, French Oak (25%) to support but not overwhelm the fruit. A concrete Egg was utilized on a small portion (also 25%) to impart creaminess. Malo-Lactic fermentation was inhibited to preserve the bright acidity which is this wine’s hallmark.

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