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COSTA DE ORO 12 CH DORADA
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Bottle Size: 750ML
$29.98
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COSTA DE ORO 2012 CHARDONNAY "RESERVA DORADA" SANTA MARIA VALLEY 750mL

Reserva Dorada comes from the same grapes as their Estate Chardonnay but the treatment in the cellar is different. The grapes are whole-cluster pressed, the juice is cold settled overnight, and then put into Francois Freres French oak (50% new) for fermentation. At this point no yeasts are introduced, only Native Yeasts are allowed to ferment the juice. This results in better texture and richer mouthfeel in the finished wine. The wine is allowed to go through malolactic, on itís lees, and aged for 12 months before racking, assembling a blend, and returning the wine to barrel for an additional 4 months aging (total time in barrel 16 months).

The wine is then bottled, unfiltered. Only 150 case produced. The wine displays rich aromatics of spiced pear, vanilla, and barrel toast. The palate is impressively rich with flavors of baked apple, buttercream, lemon zest, and mineral. Classic Central Coast acidity holds the wine together, finishing long and full with citrus and pear notes.

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