US-RHY-33-17

Chardonnay 'Mt. Pajaro Vineyard', Rhys Vineyards

Chardonnay 'Mt. Pajaro Vineyard', Rhys Vineyards

Practicing Organic
• 100% Chardonnay
• Mt. Pajaro Vineyard (Santa Cruz Mountains AVA)
• Elevation 860ft
• Aspect: South
• Slope: 20.3%
• Soil: Brown and black shale and sandstone – 12”-18” rocky topsoil
• Whole-cluster pressed
• Fermented in French oak (20% new) Damy barriques
• 100% indigenous yeast fermentation
• No racking or battonage
• Aged 12 months in barrel and 4-6 months in stainless steel on the lees
• 23% new oak(Francois Freres custom barrels, 4 yr seasoning, med to med+ toast)
• 31 barrels(225L) produced
• Alc 13.0%

Producer:
Vintage:
2017
Country:
United States
Region:
California
Appellation:
Santa Cruz Mountains
Variety:
Chardonnay
Color:
White

Press & Reviews

Wine Advocate

Score:
92
Date:
2020-02-06

Vinous Media

Score:
92
Date:
2019-10-01