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2020 Baileyana Musqué Chardonnay

 / 750ml
Tasting notes
Specs
Vintage outlook

Lively and energetic, this exotic single clone Chardonnay is known for having muscatlike sensory characteristics. It has vibrant aromas of orange blossom, apricot, honeysuckle and white peach.

APPELLATION:

Edna Valley

VINEYARD SOURCE:

Single clone selections within a single vineyard from Davenport Vineyard

VINEYARD CERTIFICATION:

SIP Certified Sustainable

CLONES:

Clone 102 (Musqué clone)

SOILS:

Diablo series, clay loam, rocky marine sediment, volcanic remnants

HARVEST DATES:

September 12, 2020

FERMENTATION:

Cold tank fermented at 58˚F for 4 weeks

BARREL REGIME:

No barrel aging, all stainless steel

ALCOHOL:

14%

TA:

5.7 g/L

PH:

3.35

BOTTLING DATE:

July 2, 2021

CASES PRODUCED:

305

In 2020, the Edna Valley experienced a slower start to summer, allowing the grapes to ripen slowly. The region saw much warmer temperatures later on in the season, which allowed accelerated ripening, making a unique vintage with bolder characteristics.

Tasting Notes

Lively and energetic, this exotic single clone Chardonnay is known for having muscatlike sensory characteristics. It has vibrant aromas of orange blossom, apricot, honeysuckle and white peach.

Specs

APPELLATION:

Edna Valley

VINEYARD SOURCE:

Single clone selections within a single vineyard from Davenport Vineyard

VINEYARD CERTIFICATION:

SIP Certified Sustainable

CLONES:

Clone 102 (Musqué clone)

SOILS:

Diablo series, clay loam, rocky marine sediment, volcanic remnants

HARVEST DATES:

September 12, 2020

FERMENTATION:

Cold tank fermented at 58˚F for 4 weeks

BARREL REGIME:

No barrel aging, all stainless steel

ALCOHOL:

14%

TA:

5.7 g/L

PH:

3.35

BOTTLING DATE:

July 2, 2021

CASES PRODUCED:

305

Vintage Outlook

In 2020, the Edna Valley experienced a slower start to summer, allowing the grapes to ripen slowly. The region saw much warmer temperatures later on in the season, which allowed accelerated ripening, making a unique vintage with bolder characteristics.

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