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2015 'Special Reserve' Chardonnay
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Mendocino
History
Each year the Husch Special Reserve Chardonnay is a barrel selection blend crafted by our winemaker, Brad Holstine. To build this blend we use the "best of the best" approach: we select the best lots, and the best barrels within those lots, to make a soft and rich wine in the "California Chardonnay" style.

Winemaking
The 2015 crop was small and intensely flavored due to the warm and dry conditions from spring through fall. The wine was fermented in French oak and aged sur lie (with lees). This traditional approach helps increase the richness and velvety nature of this wine. About half of the total blend underwent malolactic fermentation to add extra creaminess, resulting in a full-bodied and balanced Chardonnay.

Tasting Notes
A joy to sniff and sip, the 2015 Special Reserve is highlighted with aromas of pineapple, green apple, citrus, papaya, butter scotch, vanilla, and toasty oak. A rich and creamy texture gives the wine body, while a fruit driven acidity gives the wine life and long lasting enjoyment. Lovely on its own, or paired with fresh scallops, bone-in pork chops, Caesar salad, or baked macaroni and cheese.

Harvest Date:Aug. 17 - Sept. 15, 2015
Sugar at Harvest:22.6-27.4 Brix
Alcohol:13.9%
pH:3.4
Total acid:5.70 g/L
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Release Date:August, 2017
Cases produced:473


Husch Vineyards
Winery & Tasting Room: 4400 Highway 128, Philo, CA 95466 1-800-55-HUSCH (1-800-554-8724)
Hours: We are open 7 days a week from 10am to 6pm
Mailing Address: PO Box 189, Talmage, CA 95481
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