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Winemaker Bruce McGuire seeks out the Musque clone from the Lafond Vineyard to create this wonderfully aromatic Chardonnay. These vines benefit from the unique microclimate of the Sta. Rita Hills -- ocean fog in the morning, crisp coastal breezes, and gravel rich soil all contribute to the overall experience of this Chardonnay. This wine uses grapes picked at night, pressed with whole clusters, and barrel fermented.


Winemaker Comments: The Musque is a distinctive aromatic clone of Chardonnay. The muscat, citrus blossom perfume makes this clone unique among the other clonal selections that we grow.


Tasting Notes: The 2017 Lafond Vineyard Musque clone Chardonnay is clear gold with emerald undertones. A beautiful bouquet of citrus blossoms, honeysuckle, and orange zest greets the nose. The aromas are followed by flavors of poached pear, candied pineapple and honey. Drink this full-bodied wine with grilled salmon, mild curries, and soft cheeses.

2017 Chardonnay Musqué Clone - Lafond Vineyard

SKU: 411717
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    100% Lafond Vineyard Chardonnay

    AVA: Sta. Rita Hills



    October 5, 2017

    Sugar: 24.1



    September 4, 2018



    Alcohol: 14.5%

    Total Acid: .68

    pH: 3.47



    6 barrel lot, one new barrel

    16% new oak

    100% barrel fermented & 100% malolactic fermentation

    8 months sur lie with batonnage


    Production: 141 cases

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