About The Wine: The 2013 Dolin Malibu Estate Chardonnay has a golden yellow hue and offers up aromas of pears and custard apples. It is well structured with a pleasing balance of fruit, mild acid and understated oak. The palate is rewarded with a lengthy and smooth finish.
100% of the grapes used to produce the 2013 Dolin Malibu Estate Chardonnay were grown in a 900-vine vineyard situated in the hills of Malibu, just above Pacific Coast Highway, in the new Malibu Coast AVA. The vineyard slope enjoys an ideal south-facing orientation, providing maximum sun exposure, and allowing for an early start to the growing season
Varietal Composition: Chardonnay (Dijon clone 96) from Dolin Vineyard, Malibu Coast, CA
Winemaker: Kirby Anderson
Cooperage: 13 months in 25% new French oak barrels; 100% barrel-fermented; 100% malolactic
TA: 0.51g pH: 3.51 Alc 14.17% Cases: 136