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2019 Matchbook Old Head Chardonnay

 Not too oaky, not too fruity, this Chardonnay is juuuust right! Our secret is to age our Chardonnay is a combination of older barrels and brand-new oak to achieve the right balance of tropical fruit, cream and vanilla.
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Tasting Notes

The 2019 vintage is true to the Matchbook Chardonnay signature style: a delicious balance of fruit and toasty oak. A golden sunshine color, the wine opens with a fresh bouquet of melons and apples. The aromas are echoed in the rich flavors of apricot and honey, butter and toast. 60% of the wine went through malolactic fermentation adding a nice creamy texture that leads to a long, lingering finish.

Winemaker Notes

Six different clones of Chardonnay were artfully blended to create this wine. All the grapes were picked at night and delivered to the winery before sunrise to ensure the fruit was crushed when cool. We used yeast “cocktails” (a mixture of our winemaker’s favorite compatible yeasts) on all lots to allow complex fermentation characters to evolve. The barrel fermented lots were lees stirred twice a month to enhance texture and mouthfeel. Most of the tank fermented lots were barreled down to complete aging. The Musqué clone 809 was tank fermented where it remained to hold on to all of its sweet fruit characters. A small amount of estate grown Verdejo was added for complexity and intrigue.

Pairings

Pair this versatile Chardonnay with grilled chicken, shellfish and chopped salads.
Vintage 2019
Wine Style White Wine
Varietal Chardonnay
Appellation Dunnigan Hills
PH 3.87
Barrel Aging 75% Barrel Fermented 25% Steel Tank
Alcohol % 13.9%
Size 750 ml