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Drew Chardonnay Bahl Briney Anderson Valley 2018

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Bahl Briney is Boontling for "the good stuff from the coast". This appellation blend Chardonnay is unique as it is sourced from two vineyards on opposite sides of Anderson Valley.. ...

Bahl Briney is Boontling for "the good stuff from the coast". This appellation blend Chardonnay is unique as it is sourced from two vineyards on opposite sides of Anderson Valley..  The Valenti Ranch is a mid elevation site (1250-1400ft) along the west ridge of Anderson Valley, 6 miles from the ocean.  This hillside vineyard faces North East and is perched on a cool slope facing Anderson Valley below.  Clow Ridge is located the eastern ridge of Anderson Valley approximately 1,000 ft, facing south west.  The soils on both sites are mélange of ancient oceanic sedimentary materials that include gravelly sandy loams with high Iron content, rocky quartzite, decomposed sandstone and shale with varying degrees of clay.

 

Vineyard Tech.'s - 44% Clow Ridge Vineyard,          56% Valenti Ranch

 

Finished wine

Alcohol: 13.2% by vol.                                         Date of bottling:          September, 2019

TA:            7.2 grams/liter                                      Number of cases:       210 -750ml/12

Ph:            3.34                                                       Release Date:               April, 2020

Oak:          Aged in French oak, 12% New

Winemaking:   100% Malolactic, aged for 11 months.  Native fermentation.  

 

Sensory notes

Pale straw in color. The aromas consist of crushed rocks and flint with Meyer lemon and lychee notes.  The entry is fresh and Vibrant with citrus, stone fruits and wet stones with a touch of salinity hinting at the soils oceanic origins. There is an elegance and energy to the wine that aligns the mineral and energized fruit notes consistently from the front of the palate to the back. This lean beautiful Chardonnay is zesty and balanced with energized intensity while still being light on its feet. Enjoy!

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