2016 Miss Sandy Jones
Blend - white
Carlson Creek Vineyard and Dragroon Mountain Vineyard
August 8 & 15
TA: 6.2 g/L
Aged 4 months in stainless steel and 3 months in 100% neutral French oak (without lees stirring). This wine saw only minimal cold-stabilization, did NOT undergo heat stabilization and is filtered, but un-fined.
The richer, melony Chardonnay is embellished and contrasted by the focused tropical fruit and unique spice of Verdelho. A complex white wine with a silky texture and aromatics that pair with a range of foods, this is one of our two larger white blends of 2016 at a mere 110 cases.
Willcox AVA - 56% Chardonnay from Carlson Creek Vineyard. Cochise County, AZ. 4,300 ft. elevation. Harvested Aug. 8th - 44% Verdelho from Dragoon Mountain Vineyards. Cochise County, AZ. 4,300 ft. elevation. Harvested Aug. 15th - 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 18 days average. Malolactic fermentation inhibited.
Drink within 1-2 years