Chardonnay Reserve 2018


Chardonnay Reserve 2018
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SKU: 18-0359

Grown in the warm, rolling hills of Mason County, Texas, we are proud to release this small batch production, the 2018 Chardonnay Reserve. The Tallent Vineyard has been growing grapes for Becker Vineyards for nearly two decades, however the Chardonnay is relatively young. The vines, less than 6 years old, are now producing a very fine Chardonnay, indeed.

The fermentation and aging program for our Chardonnays is simple: alcohol and malolactic fermentation take place in 100% French oak barrels, 20% new oak. The wine is then allowed to age, sur lees, until ready to bottle. This produces a medium-bodied chardonnay, with a lush mouthfeel, roundness on the palate, with brilliant fruit nuances.

Warm notes of vanilla and clove mingle with tropical fruits guava and pineapple greet you. The wine further opens to showcase white peach and yellow apples, then bright citrus fruit on the back palate, all encompassed in warm baking notes, mild nuttiness and caramel.

Aromatics: yellow apple, guava, white peach, caramel and butter

On the Palate: Tropical fruits, clove, vanilla, citrus notes, lingering vanilla, almond and citrus fruit finish

 Enjoy now, age 5-10 years

No decant necessary

Serve 50-60°F

Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Texas Hill Country
Vineyard Designation
Tallent Vineyards
Harvest Date
August, 2018
Sugar
24.5
Aging
22 months, 100% French Oak Barrels
Bottling Date
June, 2020
Residual Sugar
2.0 g/L
Alcohol %
14.1
Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
100% Chardonnay, Tallent Vineyards (Mason County, TX)
Production Notes
Small Quantity Release - only 500 cases!
Food Pairing Notes
Crab cakes, shellfish, grilled fall harvest vegetables
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