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2022 Fly Rod Cellars
Wine Specs
Vintage
2022
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
White Bluffs
Vineyard Designation
Bacchus
Harvest Date
Sept. 28 and Oct. 17
Sugar
23.5 Brix
Acid
7.3 g/L
pH
3.7
Aging
6 months
Fermentation
37-72 days in 33% new French and 67% neutral oak.
Bottling Date
March 20, 2023
Residual Sugar
0
Alcohol %
13.7

2022 Fly Rod Cellars "The Cat's Away" Chardonnay

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When the cat's away...Chardonnay gets made!  Assistant Winemaker Troy Mandeville and Cellarmaster John Richardson snuck this Chardonnay into the winery while the winemaker and owner was out at vineyards.  Barrel fermented, this Chardonnay displays a brilliant lemon-gold color and floral aromas of Asian pear-apple, Crenshaw melon, pineapple, citrus, pear tree blossoms, acacia flowers and white incense. The flavors are true to variety and well delineated, with notes of pear skin, peach stone and saline minerals. The resonance continues on the back with poire and pêche liqueurs and touches of hazelnut, crème brulée, lemon zest and moderate oak (33% new French), followed by a pleasingly juicy finish. (notes courtesy of Review of Washington Wines). SALE--50% OFF A CASE OF FLY ROD WINES. Discount added at checkout.

Wine Profile
Ratings
19 points--Review of Washington Wines
Vineyard Notes
Harvested from Bacchus Vineyard Blocks 1B and 7, White Bluffs AVA
Production Notes
Our grapes were pressed whole cluster and allowed to settle for two days in tank before being transferred to a combination of new (Boutes Grand Reserve puncheon) and neutral French oak barrels. We did not allow malolactic fermentation, which eliminated the butter character found in other barrel-fermented Chardonnays.
Food Pairing Notes
This is a great wine for Thanksgiving and holiday meals. You can also enjoy it with crab cakes, halibut, chicken in a cream sauce, squash, and mushrooms.
Production
105 cases
Other Notes
The grapes for this wine are certified sustainable under the Sustainable WA program.
Wine Specs
Vintage
2022
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
White Bluffs
Vineyard Designation
Bacchus
Harvest Date
Sept. 28 and Oct. 17
Sugar
23.5 Brix
Acid
7.3 g/L
pH
3.7
Aging
6 months
Fermentation
37-72 days in 33% new French and 67% neutral oak.
Bottling Date
March 20, 2023
Residual Sugar
0
Alcohol %
13.7