The “On Skins” Chardonnay is from Heron Lake vineyard in Wild Horse AVA. A later pass in the vineyard on a higher block. This is the first time for John experimenting with skin contact whites. White wine made like a Red wine in John’s view. John made about a barrel of this wine. 10 case allocation for us on the East Coast.
Enfield Wine Chardonnay "On Skins" Heron Lake 2013 Download PDF
|Soils||rocky volcanic, shallow top soil|
|Year Vines Were Planted||Around 1998|
|Fermentation||foot tread then basket pressed, fermented dry, and 3 weeks on skins|
|Maturation||9 months in neutral barrels|
|Sub-region||Napa Valley Wild Horse Valley|