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2019 Baileyana S-BAR Chardonnay

 / 750ml
Tasting notes
Specs
Vintage outlook

Our S-BAR Chardonnay is beloved for its bright acidity that forces flavors of pear, citrus and light pineapple to jump out of the glass. These nuanced fruit notes combine with vanilla bean and caramel imparted from the french oak to delight and evolve sip after sip.

APPELLATION:

Edna Valley

VINEYARD SOURCE:

Clone and single block selection

VINEYARD CERTIFICATION:

SIP Certified Sustainable

CLONES:

Clone 76

SOILS:

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

HARVEST DATES:

October 2019

FERMENTATION:

100% barrel fermented; malolactic fermentation was suppressed (0%)

BARREL REGIME:

Aged in 50% new French oak barrels for 9 months

ALCOHOL:

13.9%

TA:

6.8 g/L

PH:

3.4

BOTTLING DATE:

June 2020

CASES PRODUCED:

180

The 2019 growing season featured a mild summer which allowed the grapes to ripen slowly. Heat waves and rain spells were limited, and the harvest was slow and cool. As a result, this vintage shows exceptional quality, elegance and the racy trademark acidity the Edna Valley is known for.

Tasting Notes

Our S-BAR Chardonnay is beloved for its bright acidity that forces flavors of pear, citrus and light pineapple to jump out of the glass. These nuanced fruit notes combine with vanilla bean and caramel imparted from the french oak to delight and evolve sip after sip.

Specs

APPELLATION:

Edna Valley

VINEYARD SOURCE:

Clone and single block selection

VINEYARD CERTIFICATION:

SIP Certified Sustainable

CLONES:

Clone 76

SOILS:

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

HARVEST DATES:

October 2019

FERMENTATION:

100% barrel fermented; malolactic fermentation was suppressed (0%)

BARREL REGIME:

Aged in 50% new French oak barrels for 9 months

ALCOHOL:

13.9%

TA:

6.8 g/L

PH:

3.4

BOTTLING DATE:

June 2020

CASES PRODUCED:

180

Vintage Outlook

The 2019 growing season featured a mild summer which allowed the grapes to ripen slowly. Heat waves and rain spells were limited, and the harvest was slow and cool. As a result, this vintage shows exceptional quality, elegance and the racy trademark acidity the Edna Valley is known for.

The Art of Making Our Wine

Throughout the millenia for which winemaking has existed, the humble grape has always been the star of the show. Its journey from a simple fruit to a complex, beautiful wine, is tastfully shepherded by the winemaker, asserting themself into the natural process while being mindful not to overly interfere with the wonder that is fermentation.

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