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Mindego Ridge Chardonnay 2015 (Santa Cruz Mountains, California) - [AG 93] [JD 92]
Mindego Ridge Chardonnay 2015 (Santa Cruz Mountains, California)


 
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Winery: Mindego RIdge
Varietal: 100% Chardonnay
Region: Santa Cruz Mountains, California
Vintage: 2015
Bottle Size: 750 ml

Product Code: MINDEGORIDGECHARD15-W
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Notes from the Winemaker:
Forward, rich aromas of yellow squash, melon, lemon curd, pineapple, lily and roasted nuts with balanced alcohol and subtle oak. Medium plus body with concentrated flavors of ripe pear, fuji apple, tangerine and honeydew melon along with underlying minerality with juicy acidity and a long finish. Drinks beautifully now but will continue to develop over the next 2-3 years.

In the Cellar
To preserve the character of both the vineyard and vintage, the grapes are whole-cluster pressed directly to 15% new, 75% neutral French oak and 10% stainless steel. The wine is fermented with indigenous yeast followed by native ML fermentation, with 11 months on lees. This gentle process provides us a stable wine requiring neither fining nor filtration before bottling.

Technical Data:

Appellation: Santa Cruz Mountains
Winemaker: Ehren Jordan
Acreage: 1.3 acres Chardonnay, 100% Estate Grown
Clone Selection: Dijon (17, 76, 96)
Barrel Regimen: French Oak, François Frères, 15% new, 75% neutral; 10% stainless steel
Barrel Aging: 11 months
Finished Alcohol: 13.7%
343 cases produced
22.7 Brix
3.37 pH
7.9 g/L titratable acidity

Ratings & Reviews

93 Points - Antonio Galloni's Vinous:
"Mindego Ridge's 2015 Chardonnay is especially rich and opulent in this vintage. Apricot, peach, brioche, orange confit, tropical fruit and butter are all pushed forward. Exotic, bold and racy to the core, the Chardonnay has a lot to say. Readers should expect an extroverted, almost viscous style." - Antonio Galloni (Aug 2017)

92 Points - Jeb Dunnuck:
"The 2015 Chardonnay comes all from the estate vineyard and spent 11 months, on lees, in 15% new French oak. It’s seriously impressive, with classic stone fruits, white flowers, and mineral notes showing in its impeccably balanced, nicely textured style. It has good acidity and is already a joy to drink, but it will keep for at least 7-8 years." - Jeb Dunnuck (8/24/2017 )


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