VINTAGES

2001 - 2000 - 1999
1998 - 1997 - 1996

 

1997 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
“Sharply focused, rich, charming and concentrated, with layers of vanilla, fig and pear, turning silky and complex.” Wine Spectator 93 points

Production Notes
Tons per acre: 4
Number of cases: 225
Barrel Aging: 18 months in French oak (75% new barrels)
Brix it was picked at: 24.2
Alcohol: 14.2%: April 1, 1999