A true Virginia Chardonnay, the nose invites hints of apricots, Granny Smith apples, lime blossoms, and pears. On the palate, flavors of green apples, pears, honeydew melons, and a hint of bread crust. It has a lingering finish, with crisp balanced acidity and a medium feel and structure on the tongue.
Silver Medal, 2017 Mid-Atlantic Wine Competition
Chardonnay grapes were sourced from Meriwether Vineyards in Broad Run, Virginia and Rock Mill Vineyard.
The 2017 Stainless Chardonnay was bottled on June 11, 2018. It was fermented in 100% Stainless Steel, aged on lees, but not stirred for five months, then racked off lees and aged for an additional three months. Best consumed after 18 months and can age six years.
Food Pairing Notes
Hard acidic cheeses, smoked cheeses, light seafood dishes, and summer and fall fruit make perfect pairings for this tasty 2017 Stainless Chardonnay.