Aroma: Lemon curd, Pear and cinnamon/clove spicinessTaste: Good entrance with a rich mouth feel and long, lingering finish
The Federalist chardonnay pays homage to the work of our nation’s only Federalist Party president and inspiration for the U.S. Constitution – John Adams. A believer in enlightenment, we carry his mission forward with our wines – exposing drinkers to the rich flavors, ripe fruits, and bright acidity of Russian River Valley chardonnay. This chardonnay features aromas of lemon, pear, and a touch of cinnamon. Separate chardonnay blocks were barrel fermented in 30% new oak and aged in barrel for 9 months. It is full-bodied with a long, lingering finish. 2500 cases produced.
Fermentation: Separate Chardonnay blocks are barrel fermented in 30% new oak for an average of 12 days. Malolactic fermentations occur post-primary fermentation. The lees are stirred through malolactic fermentation, and the wine is aged sur lies until blending.Aging: Chardonnay blocks are kept separate until blending in the summer. The wines are in barrel for nine months.Alcohol: 14.40%
Delicious with fatty fish like salmon or any kind of seafood in a rich sauce