VINTAGES

2001 - 2000 - 1999
1998 - 1997 - 1996

 

1996 GENNY'S VINEYARD
Chardonnay

Winemaking Information
From the use of natural yeast & modest oaking, extended sur lee aging and bottling without filtration and fining, John Kongsgaard’s wine making style favors minimal intervention. The resulting wine has great varietal integrity, flavor intensity, complexity and structure -an expression of the grape rather than the ego of the winemaker.

Tasting Notes
“Lots of flavor and finesse, with complex, rich flavors – hints of pear, fig, melon, anise and citrus that fold together nicely on the finish.” Wine Spectator 92 points

Production Notes
Tons per acre: 3
Number of cases: 200
Barrel Aging: 18 months in French oak (75% new barrels)
Brix it was picked at: 24
Alcohol: 14%
Release Date: April 1, 1998