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2020 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 2020

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 2021

CASES PRODUCED:

180

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

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 2020

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 2021

CASES PRODUCED:

180

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.

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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