J Lhor - October Night 2020 Chardonnay Dry White Wine
2020 was the third vintage in a row of cool spring and summer seasons. September fortunately began with some warmer weather to fully ripen the Chardonnay and, along with our typical winds, extended the growing season by three weeks. Each year, we work to fine-tune our farming and irrigation decisions during the growing season to optimize the balance and concentration of the fruit. Our 2020 harvest of Clone 809 Chardonnay (the backbone of October Night Chardonnay) was the latest on record, occurring on November 2nd at 25.5° Brix.
Pale straw yellow in color with exotic floral aromas of gardenia, honeysuckle, daffodil, ripe apple, and baking spices. This unique Chardonnay blend provides balanced and complex flavors of ripe orange, white nectarine, lemon cream, and a rich midpalate. The long finish offers a hint of vanilla and toasted oak.