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2008 Ridge Chardonnay Mikulaco Vineyard (750ml) [Printable View]
Producer: Ridge Vineyards   details
Appellation: Santa Cruz Mountains - California - United States (AVA)
Type: white
Varietal: Chardonnay
Maturity: Drink
Rating: n/a
Est. Price: US$25.00
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Tasting Notes:
rated: June 16, 2011 , Ridge Vineyards
"February's warm weather moved bud-break ahead of schedule, for a September harvest. The vineyard's north exposure moderated ripeness; flavor developed at moderate sugar levels, yet acidity was maintained. Whole clusters were loaded directly into a gentle membrane press. Natural primary and secondary fermentations took place in barrel-mainly american oak, a few older french. The wine aged on its lees for eleven months; barrels were stirred every ten days throughout the spring. Once settled, the clear wine was racked off the sediment, allowing us to bottle without filtering. This refreshing chardonnay displays crisp mountain fruit, and the firm acidity characteristic of a cool-climate vineyard. It will be at its best over the next five years."
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