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Most of the great Chardonnay made in the world today is both fermented and aged in 60-gallon French oak barrels called 'barrique'. Only in a few parts of northern Burgundy is the soil suitable for the production of Chardonnay without the use of barrel aging and the wood contact associated with it. We have found another ideal place, though, in the Paul Larson vineyard of Sonoma's Carneros District, where the climate is cold enough to retain the grape's natural fruit acidity, and the soil gravelly enough to add a distinct 'mineral' element to the finished wine.
This wine is fermented and aged in Grade 304 stainless steel - hence the name - and the fermentation process includes our unique approach to continuous yeast lees contact. The finished wine is crisp, fresh and texturally rich and complex.
Wine SpectatorFinds a groove between ripeness, oak, flavor and finesse, folding together with a mix of fig, pear, nectarine and tangerine notes. Glides along, with a citrusy aftertaste. Drink now. 1,500 cases made.
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