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2011 Chardonnay

$35.00

12 Bottles: $378

(10% discount)

2011 ~ This Oregon classic Chardonnay has bright acidity, white floral with earth tones, some lemon lime, pineapple, and minerality.

The REDMAN 2011 Chardonnay is 100% Dijon clone 76 from estate Redman Vineyard, Ribbon Ridge AVA.  This Chardonnay was aged in one stainless steel barrel, one new French oak barrel and two neutral French oak barrels.  Aged six months and racked once.

The 2011 growing season started with a very wet and cool spring that caused 'bud break' to occur 20 days later than average on May 5th.  Fortunately, perfect warm weather during 'bloom' occurred over the 4th of July which allowed for an amazing fruit set.  Large cluster sizes warranted heavy cluster thinning, leaving a low amount of clusters - one cluster per shoot on average - to ripen.  Berry ripening progressed throughout the cooler summer until veraison occurred on September 10th (almost three weeks behind).  The first part of September brought excellent warm and dry weather with highs in the 80's and 90's.  October began with cool temperatures highs in the 60's and a lot of rain.  Finally, the third week of October the weather took a turn for the better providing near perfect conditions for the rest of harvest.  The cool season and long hang time allowed the grapes to develop slowly, increasing complexity and flavor profiles. Grapes for this Chardonnay was harvested October 28, 2011. Amen!

 

    2011 Redman Vineyard                      Ribbon Ridge AVA

128 cases produced                         $35./bottle                         13.3 % alc.

 

 

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2011 ~ This Oregon classic Chardonnay has bright acidity, white floral with earth tones, some lemon lime, pineapple, and minerality. The REDMAN 2011 Chardonnay is 100% Dijon clone 76 from estate Redman Vineyard, Ribbon Ridge AVA.  This Chardonnay was aged in one stainless steel barrel, one new French oak barrel and two neutral French oak barrels.  Aged six months and racked once. The ...
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