Williams Selyem Drake Estate Chardonnay 2017

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Williams Selyem Drake Estate Chardonnay 2017

Perfumed with pear and musk melon notes, the nose is beautifully intricate. Hints of green tea and freshly cut herbs add another beguiling layer to this complex wine. The palate is laser-focused, with acidity that drives to the back palate and carries the pear and melon flavors. Powdery in texture, the tannins add a depth typical of the site. Serve at cellar temperature to enjoy all the elements of this gorgeous offering.

Williams Selyem Drake Estate Chardonnay 2017

Perfumed with pear and musk melon notes, the nose is beautifully
intricate. Hints of green tea and freshly cut herbs add another beguiling
layer to this complex wine. The palate is laser-focused, with acidity that
drives to the back palate and carries the pear and melon flavors. Powdery
in texture, the tannins add a depth typical of the site. Serve at cellar
temperature to enjoy all the elements of this gorgeous offering.
THE VINEYARD
The Allen Vineyard is adjacent to Rochioli Vineyard, approximately six
miles southwest of the town of Healdsburg, banking the Russian River.
Fog-cooled evenings and moderately warm daytime temperatures make
the Russian River Valley region ideal for growing Chardonnay and Pinot
Noir grapes.

The winter months were very dry with unseasonably warm weather in
the early part of the season. By mid-February the rains had returned;
nearly doubling the total rainfall and staving off early budbreak. The
much-needed rains continued through March resulting in budbreak for
the larger part of Westside Road by month-end. The remainder of the
spring saw additional rainfall with spates of warm weather interspersed.
The plants responded well under these near-perfect vegetative cycle
conditions. Flowering commenced in June under ideal temperatures.
Subsequently, below-average temperatures ensued for a week and a half
which extended the bloom schedule. The net effect of the cooling trend
created a looser cluster and some millerandage or “hens and chicks,” a
highly desirable trait for many reasons including better phenolic
development and better air flow through the cluster to prevent mold.
Heading into the season, crop loads were near-historic averages with
great vine balance. Harvest started on the 16th of August under ideal
conditions with moderate, consistent temperatures. Vintage highlights
include site specificity and elegance, while displaying concentration and
balance—another great Williams Selyem year in the making.
TECHNICAL NOTES
Barrel Description: 26% new, 16% 1 yr., 21% 2 yr., 37% 3+ yr.
Barrel Aged: 17 months
pH: 3.42
TA: 0.62g/100mL
Alc: 14.7%

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