2015 SIXTO Frenchman Hills Chardonnay

2015 SIXTO Frenchman Hills Chardonnay

Price: $55.00
One whiff of this amazing wine writes a poem of a beautiful high elevation chardonnay. Meyer lemon curd, cool autumn sun & delicate summer blossoms abound on the palate as it continues on to a glorious finish. A truly poetic elixir. - Charles

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The 2015 Chardonnay Frenchman Hills offers a similar rich, ripe, sexy style, with a touch more minerality as well as toasted nut notions. Deep, rich, concentrated, and opulent, yet always with a fresh style, it’s another ripe, toasty, rich Chardonnay to drink over the coming 2-3 years. - WINE RATINGS JebDunnuck.com

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The vineyards we work with are farmed using the most up to date sustainable practices.

Frenchman Hills (100%): Frenchman Hills was planted in 1998 and is about a 30-minute drive north of the Wahluke Slope, which is one of the warmest areas in the Columbia Valley. However, Frenchman Hills Vineyard is a cooler site, partly because of its higher elevation at1650 feet. It also does not easily frost, and the limestone and broken basalt soils at the top of the vineyard were not affected by the Missoula Flood that ravaged much of Eastern Washington some 12,000 years ago. Because of the slightly cooler aspect, grapes hang longer without accumulating excessive sugar (and thus, higher alcohols) while still managing
to retain beautiful acidity.
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