2017 Picnic Chardonnay

2017 Picnic Chardonnay
2017 Picnic Chardonnay
This is the perfect wine to take on a picnic when a light, fresh wine is in order. We are also able to make this to sell at a price that is quite moderate when compared to barrel aged wines.

This is a fresh, crisp Chardonnay with apple flavors and natural underlying richness.

Tasting notes

A bright palate of Braeburn apple, white pear, and a lemon zest finish.

Production notes

Made in the “naked” or non-oaked style, stainless steel Chardonnays are finding increased favor with consumers.

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Vintage2017
VarietalChardonnay
Varietal Composition100% Chardonnay
AppellationPaso Robles
Sugar BRIX
Acid5.8 g/L
PH3.39
Aging4 Months Stainless Steel
Residual Sugar0.43
Alcohol12.20%
Wine StyleNon-Oaked
Volume750 ml
Bottling Date01/15/2018
Cases Produced1223
Jim Shumate, Winemaker
 
A native of Southern California, Jim's first wine job was working in the barrel room at Meridian Vineyards, where his budding career was greatly influenced by legendary winemaker Chuck Ortman. After several vintages with Meridian as Senior Lab Technician and Senior Barrel Technician, Jim moved on to become Cellar Master and Consulting Winemaker at Templeton Wine Services (where he first met Pomar Junction CEO, Dana Merrill). From 1999 to 2008, this full-service processing facility afforded Jim the opportunity to work with a wide range of varietals, styles and volumes – from small, high-end lots to several-thousand-case productions.
 
While making wine for Templeton Wine Services, Jim was also busy working toward a degree in Enology at Cal Poly University. His involvement at Cal Poly eventually led to an invitation to develop and manage the Cal Poly pilot winery which opened in 2008. As Cellar Master, Winemaker, and Lecturer for the new campus winery, Jim instructed students on procedural operations of all winery equipment, demonstration of lab analysis and interpretation of results. Additionally, Jim co-taught advanced enology classes, operated and repaired all winemaking equipment, and established a new bottling line for the campus winery. After several vintages of hands-on teaching from fruit to bottling, Jim took the position of Winemaker at Pomar Junction in July 2011.
 
He lives in Paso Robles with his wife and children.
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