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2018 LV Chardonnay
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2018 LV Chardonnay
Lafond Vineyard

Sustainability in Practice Certified Wine

The Lafond Vineyard Chardonnay is crafted from the oldest block of Chardonnay in the Lafond Vineyard. Set in the heart of the temperate Sta. Rita Hills, winemaker Bruce McGuire is able to harvest these vines later in the season to produce rich, concentrated fruit. Mature, deep vines cut through calcium rich soil, adding minerality and texture to the wine.

After fermentation the wine is left on its 'lies', a combination of yeast cells and sediment, periodically stirred, allowed to go through malolactic fermentation, racked and bottled almost a year later. The oak barrels, the yeast cells and the sediment all add complexity to the wine.

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SKU: 411018
Wine Specs
Vineyard Designation
Lafond Vineyards
Harvest Date
October 23, 2018
24.2 Brix
Bottling Date
March 3, 2020
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Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The 2018 Lafond Vineyard Chardonnay is a radiant golden color, with silver secondary tones. Aromas of baked yellow apple, orange zest and cream soda fill the glass. Flavors of yellow apple continue along the palate with apricot and restrained oak. This full-bodied Chardonnay pairs well with roasted chicken, pan seared white fish, and creamy vegetable soups.
Vineyard Notes
100% Lafond Vineyard
Production Notes
100% Barrel Fermented 100% Malolactic Fermentation 6 barrel lot- 2 barrels new oak, French oak 8 months sur lie with regular batonnage Production: 142 cases
Winemaker Notes
Our Lafond Chardonnay is produced from our oldest block of Wente clone, consistently the most concentrated and complete. It is the last block we pick. The extra hang time seems to be beneficial to flavor development.

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