Chardonnay – Reserve

Reserve Chardonnay grapes are from the original acreage planted in 1980 in our Liberty Tavern vineyard. Deep roots bring mineral flavors to the surface. It is aged and fermented in classic French Allier oak sur lie. This wine is put though a secondary fermentation, which alters malic acid like that found in an apple to lactic acid found in milk. It gives it a rich butter character with soft vanilla overtones.

Awards

Year Rank Vintage Competition
2018 Silver 2015 San Fransisco Chronicle
2016 Silver 2015 Los Angeles County Fair
2016 Silver 2015 International Taster's Guild
2015 Silver 88 2013 World Wine Championship
2014 Silver 88 2013 World Wine Championship
2014 Silver 2012 San Fran Chronicle Wine
2011 2010 Silver World Wine Competition
2009 89pts 2007 World Wine Championship
2008 Silver 2006 World Wine Competition
2007 Silver 2005 Pacific Rim International
2006 Silver 2005 Maryland Governor's Cup
2006 Bronze 2004 International Taster's Guild
2006 Silver 2004 Maryland Governor's Cup
2004 Bronze 2004 San Francisco International
2004 82 pts. 2003 Wine Spectator
2004 Silver 2003 Maryland Governor's Cup

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