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2015 JOULLIAN VINEYARDS & WINERY Monterey Chardonnay Chardonnay California California
SRP: $25 Bottle / $300 case of 12
1-27 Cases Landed Profit Margin: 29.62%
28+ Cases Landed Profit Margin: 36.96%
FOB Profit Margin: 46.33%
2015 marked another California drought year, but the deep roots in our growers’ 20-40 year old Santa Lucia Highlands and Arroyo Seco Chardonnay vines helped set a balanced crop and develop a verdant canopy that insured even ripening during a blast of very hot early September heat. The vintage’s hallmark is the juicy tropical fruit and minerally nose and flavor profile, which was amplified by the addition of the Joe Panziera vineyard’s Dijon “musquet” clone vineyard. All the wine was barrel fermented with multiple Burgundian yeast strains and we encouraged simultaneous malolactic fermentation to minimize one dimensional butterscotch flavors and boost natural fruit, spice, texture and the vineyard’s individual “terroir” characteristics. We use only tight grained French oak barrels from stave wood that is cured 3 years to reduce overt “oakiness” while enhancing bouquet, fruit, typicity and mouth feel. The 2015 Chardonnay is simply a delicious combination of experienced grape growers, winemakers, and coopers keeping quality foremost in mind.
Fanciful Name: Monterey Chardonnay
Annual Production: 2000 cases
Country Of Origin: United States
Bottle Size: 750
Bottles Per Case: 12
Closure Type: Cork finish
Scores: 90 points Wine Enthusiast