This year I'm going to try to blog about all of my wines for the Fall California season. If it works out well I'll continue into the Spring South American season and so on. There will be a separate post on each wine so people can read their interest. Please feel free to comment.
2010 California Lodi Gold Chardonnay (#2 - Naked)
The target style for this wine will be fruit forward, un-oaked chardonnay.
Chardonnay – 6 gal. Juice
- Opti-White 10 - 12 g
[*]Yeast: V1116 (K1)[*]Treatment: Cold Stabilization[*]Bulk Aging: 4-6 months in carboy
Unlike many critics who find the chardonnay boring unless dressed up with oak, butter and yeast, I find naked chardonnays compelling. Great fruit - sometimes peach, sometimes tropical fruit - certainly not boring. Fermented cool and cold stabilized post fermentation for 1 months @ frig temps (43F). After CS bulk aged 4-6 months in carboy. Wine to be filtered with 1 micron pads prior to bottling.