Wood Family Vineyards

2015 Chardonnay

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2015 Chardonnay
“Para Mas Amigas”
Livermore Valley

I made this wine for my girlfriends who kept telling me they needed a Chardonnay to drink. My high school Spanish only took me so far, so instead of creating a wine “for my girlfriends,” I created a wine “for more girlfriends.”

“Para Mas Amigas” Chardonnay was picked from two very different vineyards in Livermore Valley.  Collier Canyon Vineyard located in the hills above Las Positas College, North Livermore Valley and the Wisner Vineyard from the Eastern end of the valley floor.  Both vineyards are unique on their own, but better together. Barrel fermented and aged sur-lie in 100% French Oak.  Cheers “For More   Girlfriends”!

This year’s Chardonnay is intense yellow in color and has a rich viscosity. Subtle fruit aromas of Asian pear and Mandarin orange hover around the edges as non-fruit aromas take the forefront. Nuts like cashew and Brazil contribute to the exotic character, and wet stone offers a mineral aspect. Movie-butter popcorn aroma provides a welcome plushness. The palate follows the aromatics with its’ pear and nut flavors, and the mouth feel is luscious. The wine has moderate acidity and med-high alcohol. The finish is toasty and long.

Harvested on 9/8—9/11 2015.  3.7 pH, TA .56  100% malolactic fermentation.  Barrel fermented and aged sur lie in 100% French Oak barrels, 30% new, 35% one year, 20% two year, 5% 3 year and 10% neutral barrels.  

506 Cases produced  $28 / bottle