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2018 Chardonnay Spring Mountain District

2018 Chardonnay Spring Mountain District


Vineyard Notes

2018 Keenan Chardonnay Spring Mountain District

Keenan's 2018 Chardonnay was hand harvested, de-stemmed, then gently pressed. The juice was fermented and aged in French and American oak barrels. The wine was left on the lees and the barrels were stirred weekly. No secondary, or malolactic fermentation was carried out, leading to the crisp, citrus character of this wine. The wine was bottled after approximately seven months of aging in the cellar.

The finished wine shows citrus, ripe pear and green apple in the nose. Hints of lush white peach are noticed as the wine opens up. The sur-lie aging has added richness and complexity, and a touch of toasty oak returns on the finish. Like all of Keenan’s wines, this Chardonnay is a food worthy wine whose crisp acidity and medium body will accompany a wide variety of cuisine.

Wine & Spirits Magazine

June 2020
93 Points

"Michael Keenan farms a large block of chardonnay adjacent to his winery on Spring Mountain, the vines planted in 1995, close enough to underground springs that they provide an abundant crop without irrigation. His 2018 is intriguing and layered, a complex mountain-grown chardonnay with an earthy tannic briskness to sustain it. The flavors range from lime to yellow apple and green plum, firm enough to absorb the oak in which it aged, and to last, with the cool pallor of a morning-sun wine.”-- Joshua Greene, Wine & Spirits Magazine

Production Notes

2,042 cases
Vintage 2018
Wine Style White Wine
Varietal Chardonnay
Varietal Composition 100% Chardonnay
Appellation Spring Mountain District
Acid 0.78 grams/100ml
PH 3.37
Bottling Date 5/9/2019
Residual Sugar Dry
Alcohol % 14.2%
Size 750 ml