<h1>Schweiger Vineyards 2009 Chardonnay -- Schweiger Vineyards Shopping Cart</h1> <b>$30.00</b> -- <i>Oak fermented (non malolactic), aged surlies. Estate grown.</i> <p> <img src="https://www.nexternal.com/schweiger/images/Schweiger_Chardonnay.jpg" align="right" alt="Schweiger Vineyards 2009 Chardonnay" name="Schweiger Vineyards 2009 Chardonnay" border="0" hspace="10" /> <div aria-level="0" aria-posinset="0" aria-setsize="0">The 2009 vintage is our&nbsp;<style><!-- /* Font Definitions */ @font-face {font-family:Arial; panose-1:2 11 6 4 2 2 2 2 2 4; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:auto; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:-536859905 -1073711037 9 0 511 0;} @font-face {font-family:"Cambria Math"; panose-1:2 4 5 3 5 4 6 3 2 4; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:auto; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:-536870145 1107305727 0 0 415 0;} @font-face {font-family:Cambria; panose-1:2 4 5 3 5 4 6 3 2 4; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:auto; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:-536870145 1073743103 0 0 415 0;} @font-face {font-family:"CG Times \(W1\)"; panose-1:0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0; mso-font-alt:"Times New Roman"; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:roman; mso-font-format:other; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:3 0 0 0 1 0;} /* Style Definitions */ p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal {mso-style-unhide:no; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:""; margin:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt; font-family:Arial; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language:EN-AU;} .MsoChpDefault {mso-style-type:export-only; mso-default-props:yes; font-size:10.0pt; mso-ansi-font-size:10.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"CG Times (W1)","serif"; mso-ascii-font-family:"CG Times \(W1\)"; mso-hansi-font-family:"CG Times \(W1\)";} @page WordSection1 {size:8.5in 11.0in; margin:1.0in 1.25in 1.0in 1.25in; mso-header-margin:.5in; mso-footer-margin:.5in; mso-paper-source:0;} div.WordSection1 {page:WordSection1;} -->  </style>sixteenth release of Chardonnay.<br /><br aria-level="0" aria-posinset="0" aria-setsize="0" /></div> <div aria-level="0" aria-posinset="0" aria-setsize="0">We strive to strike a balance between fruitiness and complexity in our wines, Our goal is to always express the fruit of our vineyard first; why work hard in the vineyard only to mask the true beauty with cellar practices.&nbsp;Once harvested, we selectively use the tools we have at our disposal as winemakers to shape and complement the wine; surlies aging, and French oak cooperage, both new and old.&nbsp; </div> <div aria-level="0" aria-posinset="0" aria-setsize="0">&nbsp;</div> <div aria-level="0" aria-posinset="0" aria-setsize="0">Our 2009 Chardonnay is a full bodied wine with true varietal characteristics, hints of pear, kiwi, citrus, and apricots, and delicate undertones of oak and tropical fruits.&nbsp;The body of the wine is rich and supple, filling the mouth with flavors. The true nature of Spring Mountain Chardonnay comes through in the mineral character, more reminiscent of a classic Mersault than your typical California Chardonnay.&nbsp; </div> <div aria-level="0" aria-posinset="0" aria-setsize="0">&nbsp;</div> <div aria-level="0" aria-posinset="0" aria-setsize="0">This wine is best served between 58°F and 65°F.<br aria-level="0" aria-posinset="0" aria-setsize="0" /><br aria-level="0" aria-posinset="0" aria-setsize="0" /></div> <big><b><u aria-level="0" aria-posinset="0" aria-setsize="0">Technical Information</u></b></big> <p aria-level="0" aria-posinset="0" aria-setsize="0"><b aria-level="0" aria-posinset="0" aria-setsize="0">Varietal Percentage:</b> 100% Chardonnay.<br aria-level="0" aria-posinset="0" aria-setsize="0" /><b aria-level="0" aria-posinset="0" aria-setsize="0">Age of vines and soil type:</b>&nbsp; 11-25 year old vines planted in deep volcanic soils at a 2000' elevation.<br aria-level="0" aria-posinset="0" aria-setsize="0" /><b aria-level="0" aria-posinset="0" aria-setsize="0">Date picked:</b> 9/24/09 <br aria-level="0" aria-posinset="0" aria-setsize="0" /><b aria-level="0" aria-posinset="0" aria-setsize="0">Harvest Sugar:</b> 25.6 degrees brix.<br aria-level="0" aria-posinset="0" aria-setsize="0" /><b aria-level="0" aria-posinset="0" aria-setsize="0">Fermentation time/Temperature Range:</b> 62 days, 53-70 degrees F.<br aria-level="0" aria-posinset="0" aria-setsize="0" /><b aria-level="0" aria-posinset="0" aria-setsize="0">Fermentation container/maceration:</b> Barrel fermented, 25% New French Oak, 75% 2-4 year old French Oak, No Malolactic. </p> <h3 aria-level="0" aria-posinset="0" aria-setsize="0"><u aria-level="0" aria-posinset="0" aria-setsize="0">Analysis at bottling</u></h3> <p aria-level="0" aria-posinset="0" aria-setsize="0"><b aria-level="0" aria-posinset="0" aria-setsize="0">Alcohol:</b> 14.8%<br aria-level="0" aria-posinset="0" aria-setsize="0" /><b aria-level="0" aria-posinset="0" aria-setsize="0">pH:</b> 3.39<br aria-level="0" aria-posinset="0" aria-setsize="0" /><b aria-level="0" aria-posinset="0" aria-setsize="0">TA:</b> 0.61 <b aria-level="0" aria-posinset="0" aria-setsize="0">V.A.:</b> 0.022 g/100ml.<br aria-level="0" aria-posinset="0" aria-setsize="0" /><b aria-level="0" aria-posinset="0" aria-setsize="0">R.S.:</b> Dry </p> <h3 aria-level="0" aria-posinset="0" aria-setsize="0"><u aria-level="0" aria-posinset="0" aria-setsize="0">Aging and bottling</u></h3> <p aria-level="0" aria-posinset="0" aria-setsize="0"><b aria-level="0" aria-posinset="0" aria-setsize="0">Length/type of aging:</b> Aged surlies for&nbsp;4 months<br aria-level="0" aria-posinset="0" aria-setsize="0" /><b aria-level="0" aria-posinset="0" aria-setsize="0">Bottled:</b> 4/1/10.<br aria-level="0" aria-posinset="0" aria-setsize="0" /><b aria-level="0" aria-posinset="0" aria-setsize="0">Approximate lifespan under proper cellar conditions:</b> 2-5 years.<br aria-level="0" aria-posinset="0" aria-setsize="0" /><b aria-level="0" aria-posinset="0" aria-setsize="0">Number of cases produced:</b>&nbsp;925 cases.<br aria-level="0" aria-posinset="0" aria-setsize="0" /><b aria-level="0" aria-posinset="0" aria-setsize="0">Release Date:</b>&nbsp;November 2011.<br aria-level="0" aria-posinset="0" aria-setsize="0" /><b aria-level="0" aria-posinset="0" aria-setsize="0">Winemaker:</b> Andrew T. 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