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Chardonnay 2014, Black Label

Chardonnay 2014, Black Label
Wine Specs
Vintage
2014
Varietal
Chardonnay
Harvest Date
9/17/16-10/3/16
pH
3.5
Aging
16 months in french oak, 20% new
Fermentation
french oak barrels
Bottling Date
12/17/15
Residual Sugar
<2 g/l
Alcohol %
14.5
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This 100% Chardonnay was barrel fermented in 30% new French oak barrels, and underwent full malolactic conversion in the new French oak. In contrast to our house Chardonnay, the Black Label was aged in barrel for a total of 14 months. The extra
barrel contact produced a decadent, highly textured, rich palate and a full-bodied buttery Chardonnay.  Only 325 cases made exclusively for our club members. Pairs extremely well with rich seafood like scallops!

Wine Specs
Vintage
2014
Varietal
Chardonnay
Harvest Date
9/17/16-10/3/16
pH
3.5
Aging
16 months in french oak, 20% new
Fermentation
french oak barrels
Bottling Date
12/17/15
Residual Sugar
<2 g/l
Alcohol %
14.5
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Aromas of green apple, candied pear and vanilla. Flavors of creme brulee, almond and tart apple pie.
Vineyard Notes
Vineyard sits between 900' and 1200' elevation. Southeast aspect, with 10% grade. Rocky soil comprised of shale, limestone and clay.
Production Notes
Fruit was whole cluster pressed, juice collected in tank and allowed to settle over night. Juice was then racked to barrel for fermentation. Allowed to ferment and age in barrel for 10 months. After 10 months the barrels were blended together in tank then racked to barrel for an additional 6 months of ageing.
Winemaker Notes
2014 was a good growing season in Virginia with consistently warm, dry weather throughout the season. The fruit came in with good phenolics and balanced chemistry. Red fruit came in with small berries, due to the lack water, resulting in rich, tannic wines. White fruit came in with excellent flavor development.
Food Pairing Notes
https://www.rappahannockcellars.com/recipes/Savory-Sea-Scallops-in-White-Wine-Sauce
Production
540 cases
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