Fable 2016 Chardonnay, California
Item Number: 11650
Sub Region: California
Grape(s): 100% Chardonnay
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 13.7
Case Production: 2,000
Vineyard Sources: Fable Chardonnay was sourced from vineyards in Russian River, Sonoma Coast and Clarksburg.
Vintage Notes: The 2016 vintage offered excellent growing conditions. A mild winter and spring compounded with almost no rain contributed to early ripening, low to moderate yields, and highly concentrated grapes resulting in exceptional quality.
Winemaking Notes: The grapes were whole cluster pressed to tank, cold settled overnight, then racked off heavy solids to barrels. The juice fermented with indigenous yeast to dryness. Malolactic fermentation was long and cool, also using indigenous flora. Fable Chardonnay aged in new (30%) and neutral French oak barrels for 12 months.
Tasting Notes: Pastry crust and toasted almonds give way to lemon cream and chai on the nose. The palate is elegant with mouthwatering acidity and texture. Pears, apples and briny wet stone linger on a second sip finish.