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2017 True Myth Chardonnay

 / 750ml
Tasting notes
Specs
Vintage outlook

Displaying aromas of ripe pear, pineapple, tangerine and caramel, this is a classic Chardonnay from the Edna Valley. It is rich and creamy and bursting with tropical fruit flavors. Refreshing acidity keeps the wine lively on the finish, a signature of Paragon Vineyard, it is balanced by the excellent accompaniment of vanilla bean and toasted oak.

APPELLATION:

Edna Valley

VINEYARD CERTIFICATION:

SIP Certified Sustainable

CLONES:

Dijon 76, 4, 17 & Tepesquet

HARVEST DATES:

N/A

AGING:

9 months on the lees

FERMENTATION:

N/A

OAK:

40% new French Oak 20% Hungarian Oak 10% new American Oak 30% Neutral Oak

ALCOHOL:

14.2%

PH:

N/A

BOTTLING DATE:

July 2018

The 2017 vintage came as a relief as it was the first after years of drought. Rain in the early part of the year replenished soils. This, along with the cool-climate, ensured these grapes were not impacted by heat spikes that affected other areas of the state as harvest approached.

Tasting Notes

Displaying aromas of ripe pear, pineapple, tangerine and caramel, this is a classic Chardonnay from the Edna Valley. It is rich and creamy and bursting with tropical fruit flavors. Refreshing acidity keeps the wine lively on the finish, a signature of Paragon Vineyard, it is balanced by the excellent accompaniment of vanilla bean and toasted oak.

Specs

APPELLATION:

Edna Valley

VINEYARD CERTIFICATION:

SIP Certified Sustainable

CLONES:

Dijon 76, 4, 17 & Tepesquet

HARVEST DATES:

N/A

AGING:

9 months on the lees

FERMENTATION:

N/A

OAK:

40% new French Oak 20% Hungarian Oak 10% new American Oak 30% Neutral Oak

ALCOHOL:

14.2%

PH:

N/A

BOTTLING DATE:

July 2018

Vintage Outlook

The 2017 vintage came as a relief as it was the first after years of drought. Rain in the early part of the year replenished soils. This, along with the cool-climate, ensured these grapes were not impacted by heat spikes that affected other areas of the state as harvest approached.

The Art of Making Our Wine

Throughout the millenia for which winemaking has existed, the humble grape has always been the star of the show. Its journey from a simple fruit to a complex, beautiful wine, is tastfully shepherded by the winemaker, asserting themself into the natural process while being mindful not to overly interfere with the wonder that is fermentation.

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