2013 Maddie's Chardonnay

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2013 Maddie's Chardonnay

Maddie’s Vineyard is located along Westside Road, just southof the town of Healdsburg, in the area of the Russian River Valley commonly referred to as the Middle Reach.

Located on the bench land on the western edge of the river, the soils of Maddie’s Vineyard are a mixture of river gravel, sand, silt, and fossil alluvium. They overlay the coastal belt of the Franciscan rock, remnants of ancient oceanic plates which are fractured while colliding with the western edge of North America. Rich in various minerals, the soils are naturally well drained and the roots of the vines run deep.

At just 0.75 acres, Maddie’s Vineyard is quite small by California Standards. It isowned and run by our friend Joan January who has lived on the property for many years. Planted to the Wente clone of Chardonnay, Maddie’s Vineyard requires aggressive pruning, green harvesting, cluster selection, and multiple passes through the vineyard further limit crop yields. Despite its tiny size, the vineyard is harvested in two separate picks to ensure optimum ripeness for each and every cluster. One pick for the single vineyard wine, and a second for fruit that goes to our Russian River Valley wine. 

Notes

Vintage 2013
Varietal Chardonnay
Appellation Russian River Valley
Vineyard Designation Maddie's Chardonnay
Harvest Date August 31, 2013
Aging 11 Months
Fermentation Barrel
Bottling Date August 9, 2014
Alcohol % 14.2
Production Notes 100% French Oak 50% New
Production 151
Tasting Notes Nose: Toasty notes of bruleed pineapple balanced by aromas of pear, apple, and baking spices. Palate: Indulgent flavors of peach cobbler, cinnamon, and cardamom. The granny smith apple flavors provide a sharp acidity that is balanced by rich tannins providing a lingering finish.

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Vineyard Notes Maddie’s Vineyard is located along Westside Road, just south of the town of Healdsburg, in the area of the Russian River Valley commonly referred to as the Middle Reach. Located on the bench land on the western edge of the river, the soils of Maddie’s Vineyard are a mixture of river gravel, sand, silt, and fossil alluvium. They overlay the coastal belt of the Franciscan rock, remnants of ancient oceanic plates which are fractured while colliding with the western edge of North America. Rich in various minerals, the soils are naturally well drained and the roots of the vines run deep. At just 0.75 acres, Maddie’s Vineyard is quite small by California Standards. It is owned and run by our friend Joan January who has lived on the property for many years. Planted to the Wente clone of Chardonnay, Maddie’s Vineyard requires aggressive pruning, green harvesting, and cluster drops, to limit crop yields. Despite its tiny size, the vineyard is harvested in two separate picks to ensure optimum ripeness for each and every cluster. One pick for the single vineyard wine, and a second for fruit that goes to our Russian River Valley wine.