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Bravium Anderson Valley Chardonnay 2018

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SKU: 843020218
Wine Specs
Anderson Valley
Harvest Date
September 28, 2018
5.8 g/L
Aged for 10 months in French and Hungarian oak (30% New)
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Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
This vital wine reflects the perfectly-sited vineyard where it was grown. Brilliant gold in color, with fresh tree and tropical fruit aromas highlighted by apple and pineapple, with exotic white flowers and saltwater taffy. Opens with apple pastry and vanilla flavors, with a concentrated midpalate and medium acidity. This Chardonnay is fully realized, deftly walking a tightrope balanced between generosity and elegance. Persistent and complex flavors linger on the finish of this delicious wine.
"The 2018 Anderson Valley bottling of Chardonnay from Derek Rohlffs is a lovely bottle, offering up a ripe and wide open bouquet of apple, pineapple, salty soil tones, white flowers and vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is bright, full-bodied and focused, with a good core of fruit, fine balance and grip and a long, new oaky finish. This shows its new oak component a bit more on the backend of the palate than the nose suggests, but it is a good, solid example of chardonnay for drinking over the next few years." - John Gilman, View From the Cellar
Vineyard Notes
Valley Foothills Vineyard rests in the middle of Anderson Valley and is often blanketed by fog. The Chardonnay in this bottle is grown in two blocks planted to Dijon selections. The cool nights at Valley Foothills allow acidity to be retained during ripening. The resulting wine is intense and generous, with lively fruit flavors and a lengthy finish.
Production Notes
Following a lengthy growing season characterized by moderate temperatures throughout the spring and summer, the 2018 harvest played out like a dream with none of the heat spikes that characterized recent seasons. Harvest began around a week later than in 2017, and fruit quality was high with exceptional yields, thanks to the consistent growing conditions.
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