FORGERON CELLARS

2011 Chardonnay

COLUMBIA VALLEY

Cool harvest temperatures in 2011 were perfect for making magnificent whites. The 2011 Chardonnay is lively with flavors of Granny Smith apples, crisp Bartlett pears, limes and sourdough bread framed by hints of oak from Burgundian barrels.

$28 ($23.80)
CELLAR NOTES
  • Alcohol 13.8% % by volume
  • Aged 4 months
  • pH 3.45
  • TA 0.66g/100mL
  • Barrel Program 100% French oak: 32% new, 68% neutral
  • Bottled Date July 2012
  • Released Date November 2012
  • Production 818 cases

In the vineyard

An unusually cool 2011 Spring and Summer led into a late, moderately warm Fall, producing balanced, elegant wines with lower alcohol and higher acidity.

 

Chardonnay: 49% Weinbau Vineyard (Wahluke Slope); 31% Kestrel Vineyard (Yakima Valley); 20% Crawford Vineyard (Yakima Valley)

 

Orange Muscat: 100% Crawford Vineyard (Yakima Valley)

 

Appellation Columbia Valley

In the cellar

The cool harvest temperatures were perfect for making magnificent whites, especially the 2011 Chardonnay. The 2011 vintage allowed bright acids for a perfect finish to this lively Chardonnay.

 

Varietal 94% CHARDONNAY, 6% ORANGE MUSCAT

In the glass

Complex, rich and full-bodied, but deliciously crisp and refreshing.

 

NOSE: tree fruit, fresh-baked bread, hint of floral orange citrus

 

MOUTH: Granny Smith apples, Bartlett pears, limes, sourdough bread, hints of oak

 

FOOD & WINE PAIRING: lobster macaroni and cheese, chicken fettucine alfredo, grilled shrimp or mussels

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