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2020 Minus Tide Manchester Ridge Vineyard Chardonnay

2020 Minus Tide Manchester Ridge Vineyard Chardonnay

Regular price $42.00

Tasting Notes: High toned and beautifully expansive across the palate, this lemony Chardonnay has lifted notes of crème brûlée and custard. It is marked by mouthwatering salinity, a lovely quality that this site consistently brings.

Winemaking: Native yeast. Whole-cluster pressed. Fermented in neutral French oak puncheons. Aged in neutral French oak for 14 months. Unfined and unfiltered.

Technical Details:
Composition: 100% Chardonnay
Vineyard: Manchester Ridge
Appellation: Mendocino Ridge
Clone: 76
pH: 3.25
TA: 7.8 g/L
Brix at harvest: 22.5
Alcohol: 13.4%
60 cases produced

93 Points - Decanter
"Aromatics of lemon verbena, oyster shell and Cara Cara orange pith mark this Chardonnay from Manchester Ridge Vineyard in the Mendocino Ridge at 620m. The dry-farmed vines and ample elevation produce wines of concentration and lift. The close proximity to the Pacific marks the palate with a seafoam salinity followed on by lemon curd, a savoury sweet grass note and tons of saline minerality to finish."

92 Points - Wine Enthusiast
"Editors' Choice"
"Delicate on the nose, this crisp Chardonnay truly comes alive on the palate with vivacity. A wonderfully smooth texture on the palate is pierced by a zing of acidity and closes with just a subtle touch of phenolic grip. Enjoy notes of lemon, lime, green apple, apple blossom, wet stone, cut grass and Marcona almond—all lingering during the lengthy finish."

91 Points - Wine & Spirits Magazine
"Sweet, sour and bold, this chardonnay is bursting at the seams, like a pineapple grenade. Somehow it holds in all that exuberance, in a way that Tastings Editor Corey Warren found 'stylized and confident.’”