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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 muscat-like sensory characteristics. It has vibrant aromas of orange blossom, apricot, honeysuckle and white peach. 88% of the wine was fermented in stainless steel to provide vibrancy and accentuate fruit flavors. The remaining 12% was barrel fermented in new French Oak and aged to bring further richness to the bottling.

APPELLATION:

Edna Valley

VINEYARD SOURCE:

Single clone selections within a single vineyard

VINEYARD CERTIFICATION:

SIP Certified Sustainable

CLONES:

Clone 102 (Musqué clone)

SOILS:

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

HARVEST DATES:

September 20, 2019

FERMENTATION:

88% cold tank stainless steel and 12% new French Oak

BARREL REGIME:

12% in new French Oak

ALCOHOL:

14%

TA:

6.6 g/L

PH:

3.22

BOTTLING DATE:

May 14th, 2020

CASES PRODUCED:

340

The 2020 growing season featured a mild start to summer which allowed the grapes to ripen slowly. The region saw much warmer harvest temperatures which helped accelerate ripening and bring the grapes’ natural acidity into beautiful balance.

Tasting Notes

Lively and energetic, this exotic single clone Chardonnay is known for having muscat-like sensory characteristics. It has vibrant aromas of orange blossom, apricot, honeysuckle and white peach. 88% of the wine was fermented in stainless steel to provide vibrancy and accentuate fruit flavors. The remaining 12% was barrel fermented in new French Oak and aged to bring further richness to the bottling.

Specs

APPELLATION:

Edna Valley

VINEYARD SOURCE:

Single clone selections within a single vineyard

VINEYARD CERTIFICATION:

SIP Certified Sustainable

CLONES:

Clone 102 (Musqué clone)

SOILS:

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

HARVEST DATES:

September 20, 2019

FERMENTATION:

88% cold tank stainless steel and 12% new French Oak

BARREL REGIME:

12% in new French Oak

ALCOHOL:

14%

TA:

6.6 g/L

PH:

3.22

BOTTLING DATE:

May 14th, 2020

CASES PRODUCED:

340

Vintage Outlook

The 2020 growing season featured a mild start to summer which allowed the grapes to ripen slowly. The region saw much warmer harvest temperatures which helped accelerate ripening and bring the grapes’ natural acidity into beautiful balance.

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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