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2016 Portola Springs Vineyard Chardonnay
Technical Data
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Santa Cruz Mountains
Vineyard Designation
Portola Springs Vineyard
Acid
6.2
pH
3.70
Alcohol %
12.50
Wine Enthusiast
93
Wine Advocate
91

2016 Portola Springs Vineyard Chardonnay

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$62.00
 
SKU: CHPS16

Portola Springs Vineyard produces our most focused and mineral Chardonnay.The volcanic influence in the soil here is notable and gives the wine great energy and precision.

Vineyard
Our steepest and most “extreme” site for Chardonnay, the Portola Springs Vineyard produces structured and precise Chardonnay. The soil is heavily streaked with basalt, the volcanic nature of these soils give the wine a freshness and linear nature that is decidedly different than much of the Estate. These meager soils and extreme exposure leads to a very unique expression of California Chardonnay. This is always one of the last blocks to be picked at the winery.
Production Notes
The 2016 Vintage was another drought year, with early bud-break, bloom and veraison. Poor weather during the early bloom caused shatter and millerandage. Vine stress became an issue late in the year with many of our dry farmed vines showing water and nutrient stress for the first time. The resulting wines are bright and energetic with mid-weight personalities. They are profoundly aromatic and balanced wines that are site expressive and pure.