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2018 Folktale Santa Lucia Highlands Chardonnay

2018 Folktale Santa Lucia Highlands Chardonnay
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Wine Specs
Santa Lucia Highlands
Harvest Date
9/3 - 10/1
7.1 g/L
26% new French Oak - 16 Months
French Oak - 15 Days
Alcohol %
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Meyer lemon, stone fruit, hay, apricot pith, beeswax, lightly toasted almonds and a lovely lemon Verbena nose. The palate has lively acid and balances the fruit with toasted marshmallow and elegant minerality.
Vineyard Notes
Escolle Vineyard, Hyde and 17 Clones Tondre Grapefield, 76 and 96 Clones
Production Notes
Harvested between 9/3 and 10/1 from two different vineyards, our SLH chardonnay is sorted in the vineyard and gently pressed upon arrival at Folktale for 3.5 hours. From there, the juice is allowed to cold settle for two days before being racked to French Oak barrels for fermentation and aging. The fermentation lasted around 2 weeks, and the barrels were stirred 2x monthly after completion for the duration of the secondary ferment. The wine was blended in the summer of 2018 and was returned to barrels to age until bottling in March of 2020 (16 months total aging).
Winemaker Notes
Best to Drink: Now through 2028
700 cases