Lucky Well UV, Sonoma Coast
The Lucky Well Vineyard was planted in the fall of 2007 by Ulises Valdez (hence the "UV" in the wine's name) to Ehren Jordan's specifications.
The vineyard itself lies in the rolling hills 3 miles to the north of Occidental and just a few miles inland from the Pacific Ocean on the "true" Sonoma Coast. The vineyard is ideally located above the fog line to maximize sunlight for ripening, but in a cool enough location to ensure a long growing season - the perfect environment for Chardonnay. It is an organically dry-farmed vineyard with tightly planted vines, planted to the shot-Wente clone.
The nose shows subtle, elegant aromas of fresh Fuji apple, meyer lemon rind, jasmine and honeysuckle. There is mild salinity and crushed oyster shell minerality with hints of white pepper and pear on the back . On the palate a bit of cinnamon and brown sugar spice, vanilla, high toned fruit but balanced throughout, carried through with hints of butter and just the right amount of French oak.
|Harvest Date.........||October 2011|
|Barrel Program.....||9 Months in 40% New Oak|
|Cases produced.....||169 Cases|