2015 enlightenment Chardonnay

2015 enlightenment Chardonnay
2015 enlightenment Chardonnay

90 pts Wine Spectator (2014)

Tasting notes

Old vine Olsen Estate chardonnay, extended barrel aging and full throttle, yet balanced richness are the defining features of the 2015 enlightenment. Lemon oil explodes on the nose, followed by hints of honey and seashore, and a voluptuous, silky texture that delivers minerals, baked apple pie and marzipan, with a touch of toasty vanilla. Prepare to see clearly, for awhile.  

Production notes

Bottled at 18 months post cross flow filtration 6/17.

Varietal100% Chardonnay
Varietal Composition100% Chardonnay
AppellationYakima Valley
Harvest Date09/17/2015
Acid0.49 g/100mL
Aging75% new French oak. Weekly batonnage for 6 months. Mercurey & Francois Freres cooperage.
FermentationWhole cluster pressed. Max. temp. 73°F. 100% malolactic fermentation.
Residual Sugar0.21g/100mL
Volume750 ml
Bottling Date06/16/2017
Cases Produced88

100% Olsen
Elevation: 970 ft.

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