2009 Mikulaco

2011 Mikulaco Chardonnay

Varietal Information
100% Chardonnay

Vintage

Harevest Date: 17 October
Grapes: Average Brix 23.9˚
Fermentation: Natural primary and secondary

Label Text

The Mikulaco family came to Monte Bello in the late 1930s, and planted a small vineyard in 1982. Ridge began farming it in the midnineties, limiting crop yields to improve quality. Unusually cold weather in 2011 gripped the vineyard, delaying bud-break and bloom by a month; harvest was on October 17. Wholecluster pressed, the juice was sent to barrel for natural yeast primary fermentation. In spring, during malolactic, the barrels were stirred once a week. When blind-tasted with our estate parcels, the wine's unique vineyard character was evident. Showing wonderfully scented cool-climate fruit and firm acid, the Mikulaco chardonnay will be at its best over the next three to five years. EB (9/12)


Tasting Notes and Reviews
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