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2018 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 2018

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 2019

CASES PRODUCED:

180

In 2018, the Edna Valley experienced the longest, coolest growing season since 2010. This is especially important for Chardonnay, which requires time and cooler temperatures to reach its full elegance, ripeness and expressiveness. Already known for its long growing season, Edna Valley wines from 2018, including this one, are exceptional and will be celebrated for their bright character, good depth and complexity in the many years to come.

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 2018

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 2019

CASES PRODUCED:

180

Vintage Outlook

In 2018, the Edna Valley experienced the longest, coolest growing season since 2010. This is especially important for Chardonnay, which requires time and cooler temperatures to reach its full elegance, ripeness and expressiveness. Already known for its long growing season, Edna Valley wines from 2018, including this one, are exceptional and will be celebrated for their bright character, good depth and complexity in the many years to come.

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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