Pessagno Chardonnay "Sleepy Hollow Vineyard" 2010 (Santa Lucia Highlands, California)

Pessagno Chardonnay "Sleepy Hollow Vineyard" 2010
(Santa Lucia Highlands, California)


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About the Vineyard:
Sleepy Hollow Vineyard is one of the oldest Chardonnay vineyards planted in the Santa Lucia Highlands appellation of Monterey County. Specialized trellising allows the fruit to ripen slowly, producing exceptional wines with high natural acidity. Grapes from this world famous vineyard poses up-front tropical fruit flavors, seductive texture, and excellent aging potential.

Winemaking:
Handpicked fruit was barrel fermented in French oak from three separate coopers, the wood coming from the forests of Allier and Voges. Malolactic fermentation was completed in late May of 2011, softening the acidity and creating a round, buttery character. Allowed to barrel age "sur lees" for twelve months, this wine is polished, elegant, and very round on the palate.

Tasting Notes:
Our version of Sleepy Hollow Chardonnay is decidedly elegant, offering deep concentrated layers of apricot, ripe pear, and pineapple, with soft oak flavors and a hint of clove. The creamy, lingering butterscotch finish, coupled with firm natural acidity, will invite you back for continued enjoyment. Pair this wine with grilled shrimp, scallops, or, as a stand-alone cocktail.

Ratings & Reviews


Wine Enthusiast (2008 Vintage:
"Made in the modern style of super-ripe fruit and lots of oak, this Chardonnay is massive in the long hangtime tropical fruit, pear and peach flavors that the vineyard so easily achieves. It’s not complex, but it sure is delicious, oozing with honey and spices. Drink now–2013." —S.H. (12/31/2010)