2019 Edith & Ida Chardonnay, Mendocino
Planted in 1944, this Chardonnay is one of the oldest plantings in the state. A member of the Historic Vineyard Society and CCOF certified the Lolonis Vineyard in Redwood Valley is a gem of a place.
Harvested September 27, 2019. The juice was cold settled and then barrel fermented uninoculated before being moved to nuetral oak to complete malolactic fermentation. Then back to tank for a month before being bottled on August 8, 2020.
This wine is refreshing and light on it's feet. A nice structure holds the characters of stone fruit, citrus peels, and pears.