2015 Quaker Run Chardonnay
Limited release bottling sourced from our oldest Chardonnay vines at Quaker Run Vineyard. This rocky, mountainside site is exposed to near constant sun and wind, allowing for extended fruit ripening during harvest, and ultimately wines of great concentration and balance. Fermented and aged primarily in neutral oak barrels, this Chardonnay is suited to heartier fall and winter fare, and will continue to develop nicely in bottle over time.
This wine is marked by its long fermentation and extended lees contact with the sort of yeast/bread character you might expect from Champagne and a roundness and texture that you might expect from a full malo Chardonnay, though the wine did not complete malolactic fermentation. This wine has density and extract while remaining nimble and detailed, something we think is specific to this small block of Chardonnay planted on the side of a mountain in 1999.