Huge Bear

2009 Huge Bear Chardonnay

Vintage: 2009

Winemaker’s Tasting Notes: Vibrant light gold color highlights the food-friendly focus of this wine with a fruit character of fresh apple, Bartlett pear, subtle notes of linden flower, minerality and butter cream that persist in the finish. The nose is of apple, pear, brioche, lemon custard and sweet oak. The taste mirrors the nose with a long finish that is smooth and balanced.

Winemaking Techniques: Grapes picked before 8 a.m. for cold delivery then gently pressed and transferred to tank for cold settling. Transferred to 100% French oak for fermentation with 25% going through secondary malolactic fermentation. Yeast lees were stirred weekly during aging to encourage texture development and a notably creamy aroma.

Age of Vines: Eighteen years
Harvest Dates: September 29, 2009
Barrels: French Oak, 50% new
Blend: 100% Chardonnay
Malolactic Fermentation: 25%
Date Bottled: December 3, 2010
Alcohol: 14.8%
Acidity: 0.54g/100ml
pH: 3.54
Release Date: Spring 2011
Total Production: 150
Suggested Retail Price: $40

Food Pairings: Huge Bear Chardonnay is a rich mouth-watering wine that pairs perfectly with roasted free-range chicken and grilled Pacific salmon.
2009 Huge Bear Chardonnay