J Bookwalter Winery , 2010 Double Plot

My name is Double Plot and I have two distinctive sides to my character. Forty percent of me was barrel fermented in brand new Francois Frères French oak barrels that provided a slight toast and creaminess to my overall flavor impression. While aging for 9 months in the barrel, I converted my malo acid in to lactic acid (malolactic fermentation) to further soften my flavors and to create a broader range of complex aromas & flavors. Sixty percent of me was fermented very slowly in stainless steel tanks at cold temperatures to retain the delicate esters I developed in the vineyard. Remaining cold during the entire 9 months of aging precluded me from going through the secondary fermentation (MLF), which allowed me to hold onto my bountiful acidity from the cooler vintage. I am lithe, nuanced and elegant and the beauty of my style is the subtlety of my make-up.

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Grape Variety or Blend
Chardonnay

Price Range
$20 - $30

AVA Designation
Columbia Valley

2010
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