2013 Chardonnay, Hoot Owl Creek Vineyard
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Gold Medal- Sonoma County Harvest Fair
As head winemaker for Clos Du Bois and Kendall Jackson wineries, John Hawley made Chardonnay from virtually every region of California. He oversaw exponential growth in the wine industry and is largely credited with helping to revolutionize the production scale of premium California wine. He has made Chardonnay from virtually every region of California. The man knows Chardonnay.
Hoot Owl Creek Vineyard is located at the south end of the Alexander Valley and planted to Robert Young Clone, which was named after the forefather of viticulture in the valley. Aromas of apple and pear are backed by floral, spice, and buttery notes. On the palate, the wine is light and crisp with a rich citrus finish highlighted by vanilla. Barrel fermented in French Oak (25% new) and aged for 9 months before bottling.
Case Production: 380