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2017 Optimism "America, America" Chardonnay

This beautifully balanced wine has aromas of coconut, mineral, citrus, golden delicious apple and toasted cashews, along with hints of nutmeg and all spice. Citrus and apple elements appear on the palate, along with apricot, pineapple, mango and toasty notes. The wine is nicely weighted and can be enjoyed on its own with a wide array of foods.

A combination of Old Wente, Dijon 76 and Dijon 96 from Adastra's CCOF-certified organic vineyard, the 2017 "America, America" was aged in two oak barrels made in Benicia, California, by cooper Tonnellerie O. One barrel was from Missouri-grown oak, the other from Virginia-grown oak. Harvested on September 21, 2017, the wine was barrel fermented and stirred on the lees. It was aged for 15.5 months before being bottled unfined and unfiltered on January 18, 2019. Only 43 cases were crafted.

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Vineyard Designation

Adastra Vineyards
Vintage 2017
Wine Style White Wine
Varietal Chardonnay
Appellation Los Carneros
Harvest Date September 21, 2017
Acid 5.9 g/L
PH 3.48
Aging 15.5 months in oak, one barrel from Missouri-grown oak and one from Virginia-grown oak
Barrel Aging 100% new American oak - Tonnellerie O
Bottling Date January 18, 2019
Alcohol % 14.7
Size 750 ml