2021 Chardonnay Spring Mt. District
Keenan’s 2021 Chardonnay was hand harvested, de-stemmed, then gently pressed. The juice was fermented and aged in French and American oak barrels. The wine was left on the lees and the barrels were stirred weekly. No secondary, or malolactic fermentation was carried out, leading to the crisp, citrus character of this wine. The wine was bottled after approximately seven months of aging in the cellar.
The finished wine shows citrus, ripe pear and green apple in the nose. Hints of lush white peach are noticed as the wine opens up. The sur-lie aging has added richness and complexity, and a touch of toasty oak returns on the finish. Like all of Keenan’s wines, this Chardonnay is a food worthy wine whose crisp acidity and medium body will accompany a wide variety of cuisine.
James Suckling Vinous, March 2023
“This has a chalky character with sliced apples and pears and hints of lemon zest and dried herbs. Medium-to full-bodied with a creamy, weighty palate, yet the crisp acidity adds freshness and tone. Lingering, textural finish with hints caramel and pastry. Drink or hold.”
– James Suckling
Total Acidity: 0.66 grams/100 ml
Residual Sugar: Dry
Bottling Date: May 5, 2022
Production: 2,370 Cases
Blend: 100% Chardonnay
Vineyard Sources: 100% Estate Spring Mountain District