This Unoaked Chardonnay displays a perfumed quality similar to that of the rose. A vibrant nose of pineapple, with white pepper in the back ground, dominates the nose. The palate is light and crisp, with a nice creamy texture that hits you up front and extends into the mid palate, finishing with good acidity.
Fruit for this blend was harvested in September, 2015 The grapes were destemmed and lightly crushed. The juice was transferred to tank and cold settled for two days at which time it was racked off the gross lees and warmed. It cold fermented for about 4 weeks at the end of which it chilled to inhibit any spontaneous MLF. The wine was heat/cold stabilized and sterile filtered prior to being bottled on January 12th, 2016.
About Gilbert Cellars:
Gilbert Cellars is a small family winery in Yakima, Washington that handcrafts ultra-premium, true-to-varietal Washington wine. They love the way wine evokes community, hospitality, and beauty. When you open a bottle of Gilbert Cellars, they hope it evokes the same sense of place and sense of adventure that they feel when they create it. The Gilbert family legacy is one of commitment, community and adventure.