2009 Finch Hollow Chardonnay Unfiltered
91 Points Wine Enthusiast!
This Chardonnay is made from the same barrels of wine as the Finch Hollow Chardonnay. The Finch Hollow is that vineyard which was preferred by the birds prior to its netting. Consultant Dimitri Tchelistcheff had us use wine from the top half of the barrels, a unique winemaking step that leads up to bottling it unfined and unfiltered so as to retain all the subtle flavor elements. This along with 9 months aging in new French oak barrels and complete malolactic fermentation produced our most full-bodied wine with rich golden hues and true varietal essence that has an amazingly long, smooth finish gratifying even the red wine lover. This wine was ready to enjoy when released and should continue to drink beautifully for four to six years. 91 Points from BTI