2003 Valley of the Moon
Sonoma County Chardonnay

Sonoma County Chardonnay

Wine Description
RICH FULL BODIED TEXTURE WITH TOASTY VANILLA AROMAS, FOLLOWED BY FLAVORS OF PIPPIN APPLES AND LIME ZEST.

Winemaker Notes

The fruit for this wine comes from vineyards in the Carneros, Sonoma Valley and Russian River areas in Sonoma County. These appellations are characterized by foggy mornings and cool breezes that keep the fruit at an optimum temperature; perfect conditions for growing premium Chardonnay grapes.

The 2003 vintage was long and cool which enabled the grapes to slowly ripen. This gradual ripening made for a relatively calm harvest that allowed us to hand pick the grapes when they reached their peak ripeness.

The fruit for this wine was whole cluster pressed and fermented in French oak barrels and then allowed to age “sur lies” for five months while the wine underwent malolactic fermentation. The individual lots were then selected for blending and bottling.

Food Recommendations
Valley of the Moon Chardonnay is a delightful accompaniment to salads, seafood, fowl, lighter grilled meats, and cream based pastas.


COMPOSITION: 100% Chardonnay,

AGING: Barrel Fermented, 91% Malolactic, sur lies for five months in French oak barrels

ACID/PH: 5.93g/L 3.60pH

ALCOHOL: 14.1%

PRODUCTION: 5,148 cases

BOTTLED: August 2004
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