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Wine Making and Notes:We were able to source fruit from one of our favorite Dundee Hill vineyards with which we have enjoyed a nice, long relationship. We basically dipped a toe into the water in 2015 as we only purchased 2.5 tons of grapes, basically enough to fill six barrels. There has been a sharp learning curve in our Chardonnay production, which shows in the 2017 vintage. Two things have really come into play that have moved this wine in a direction that is a noticeable upgrade in the wine as well as creating a style with which we can be identified. First, we are making much earlier picking decisions than in the previous two years and second the use of concrete tanks as fermenting vessels. We want our Chardonnay to have enough fruit, but we want it to be very lightly balanced on the acidity that keeps it fresh, bright, clean and leaning toward more citrus-y fruits.

The fermentation in concrete is a huge key to this wine’s texture and the manner in which it presents the flavors. The concrete tanks produce a more even and cooler type of ferment allowing the fruit to be drawn out of the grapes slowly. Also since the wood is not involved until elevage begins there is less of an oak character both in the flavor and the texture of the wine. Therefore this wine has incredible brightness of fruit and acid as well as a crystalline sort of character that gives it focus, sharpness and length. We hope you have enjoyed the Chardonnay project to date and continue to follow us on this journey!

Production: 294 cases bottled.

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Muscat Ottonel  is a white wine grape variety that is a member of the Muscat family. It is most notable for its use in dessert wines from Austria, Romania, Croatia and Serbia as well as dry wines from Alsace and Hungary. We have produced this exotic varietal in a bone-dry style showcasing its elegance and fragrance of pear blossoms and white flowers. This is generally a lower acid grape and while it is far from high in acid it has a nice lift and snap to it that makes for a refreshing, almost thirst-quenching sort of beverage. 

VINOUS 90 Points: PATRICIA GREEN Dry Muscat Ottonel Oak Grove Vineyard 2016. Pale gold. Pear skin, lemon peel and fennel aromas show good depth and a zesty note of candied ginger. Silky and dry in the mouth, offering fresh orchard and citrus fruit flavors plus suggestions of vanilla and honeysuckle. Finishes tangy and firm, with an echoing floral note hanging on nicely. -- Josh Raynolds

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Muscat Ottonel  is a white wine grape variety that is a member of the Muscat family. It is most notable for its use in dessert wines from Austria, Romania, Croatia and Serbia as well as dry wines from Alsace and Hungary. We have produced this exotic varietal in a bone-dry style showcasing its elegance and fragrance of pear blossoms and white flowers. This is generally a lower acid grape and while it is far from high in acid it has a nice lift and snap to it that makes for a refreshing, almost thirst-quenching sort of beverage. 

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Muscat Ottonel  is a white wine grape variety that is a member of the Muscat family. It is most notable for its use in dessert wines from Austria, Romania, Croatia and Serbia as well as dry wines from Alsace and Hungary. We have produced this exotic varietal in a bone-dry style showcasing its elegance and fragrance of pear blossoms and white flowers. This is generally a lower acid grape and while it is far from high in acid it has a nice lift and snap to it that makes for a refreshing, almost thirst-quenching sort of beverage. 

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