2015 Miss Sandy Jones
Blend - white
Buhl Memorial Vineyard and Dragroon Mountain Vineyard
August 5 & 13
TA: 6.8 g/L
Both components were aged 3 months in 100% neutral French oak (without lees stirring) prior to blending. Blend held 3 additional months in stainless steel before bottling.
The neutral-oak aged, but racy Chardonnay is embellished by the bright, tropical fruit and unique spice of Verdelho. A complex, crisp white wine with great texture and aromatics that pairs with a range of foods.
54% Verdelho from Dragoon Mountain Vineyards. Cochise County, AZ. 4,300 ft. elevation. Harvested Aug. 23rd - 46% Chardonnay from Buhl Memorial Vineyard. Cochise County, AZ. 4,300 ft. elevation. Harvested July 30th - Sugar at harvest: 23.3 Brix average.
Pressed whole-cluster. Juice then settled 48 hours, racked, and inoculated with specially selected yeasts (Rhone4600 & QA23). Fermented in stainless steel at 55 F for 17 days average. Malolactic fermentation inhibited.
Drink within 1-2 years