' Airfield Estates - 2017 Chardonnay | Washington State Wine
 

2017 Chardonnay

$15.00 per Bottle
 
 

Tasting Notes

This Chardonnay offers integrated layers of Asian pears, green apples, lemon zest and hints of roasted pecans on the nose. The wine leads into a round, slightly creamy mouthfeel with secondary flavors of marzipan, toasted marshmallows and hints of savory spices that finishes smooth with a well-balanced finish.

Vineyard Designation

100% Estate Grown

Winemaker Notes

Our 2017 Airfield Chardonnay displays the best of both worlds that Chardonnay’s from the State of Washington has to offer. 74% of our Chardonnay was fermented and aged in stainless steel and 26% in exclusive French Oak with 50% of the oak being new French Oak. Harvested the last week of September at optimal ripeness, the grapes were hand picked and sorted at the crush pad. The grapes were then sent directly to the press as whole clusters and pressed gently to maintain the fresh fruit and varietal characteristics. After settling out for 72 hours, 74% of the juice was sent to stainless steel tanks and 26% to exclusive French Oak Barrels for fermentation. The stainless portion was fermented cool with temperatures maxing out at 60 degrees, the barrels were fermented around 60-68 degrees until dry. After fermentation the barrels were inoculated for malolactic fermentation and closely monitored to only allow a maximum of 40% completion. Doing so allows the wines to maintain its amazing fruit quality without abstracting it from more “buttery tones,” the stainless portion did not undergo any malolactic fermentation. The wines then had their lees stirred in barrels and in tank twice a month for three months to help with the mouthfeel and to make the wines more round and balanced. Aged for 8 months in tank and barrels then blended with the oak and stainless before bottling.

Pairings

Roast Lobster with Tarragon-Lemon Butter
Braised Pork with Pearl Onions and Grapes
Fresh Corn Soufflé with Bacon and Comté
Brie or Camembert
Download Wine Notes
Vintage 2017
Wine Style Dry White Wine
Varietal Chardonnay
Appellation Yakima Valley
Acid 7.0
PH 3.48
Ageability Now through 2021
Bottling Date May 2018
Residual Sugar 0.25%
Alcohol % 13.3
Size Bottle